ABB Event | In Pursuit of Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in the Antebellum North with Dr. Kabria Baumgartner on 6/24

Hosted by Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance Thursday, June 24th at 5:00 pm Register here Join us for ReMapping New England, an ongoing collaboration between Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance that aims to re-member our communities in all their diversity and radically shift public consciousness toward truth. Uncovering the hidden role … Continue reading ABB Event | In Pursuit of Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in the Antebellum North with Dr. Kabria Baumgartner on 6/24

Event | “There Is No Longer Any Safety in Business”: Lies & Profit in the Rhode Island-Cuba Circuit, with Stephen Chambers 6/28/21

Hosted by Bristol Historical & Preservation Society in collaboration with Linden Place Museum Monday, June 28, 2021 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm Register here The evening of June 28, join us for a Zoom conversation at 7 pm with historian Stephen Chambers as he discusses the American-owned plantations in Cuba, their connection to George DeWolf … Continue reading Event | “There Is No Longer Any Safety in Business”: Lies & Profit in the Rhode Island-Cuba Circuit, with Stephen Chambers 6/28/21

How the Myth of a Liberal North Erases a Long History of White Violence

Anti-black racism has terrorized African Americans throughout the nation’s history, regardless of where in the country they lived. By Christy Clark-Pujara and Anna-Lisa Cox This article was originally published on the blog for the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History as the first of a five-part series titled "Black Life in Two Pandemics: Histories of … Continue reading How the Myth of a Liberal North Erases a Long History of White Violence

ABB Event TONIGHT! Dark Work: The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island

Join us this Evening for the next event in our ReMapping New England series, an ongoing collaboration between Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance that aims to re-member our communities in all their diversity and radically shift public consciousness toward truth. Featuring scholarly advisor to the Atlantic Black Box project Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara Wednesday, … Continue reading ABB Event TONIGHT! Dark Work: The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island

ABB Event | Dark Work: The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island with Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara on 5/26

Join us this Wednesday for the next event in our ReMapping New England series, an ongoing collaboration between Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance that aims to re-member our communities in all their diversity and radically shift public consciousness toward truth. Featuring scholarly advisor to the Atlantic Black Box project Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara Wednesday, … Continue reading ABB Event | Dark Work: The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island with Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara on 5/26

Building a Better Black Box

By Meadow Dibble What you are looking at is a document chest believed to have belonged to Elijah Cobb (1768–1848), one of New England’s most celebrated sea captains and the founding father of my hometown on Cape Cod. You might even call it a 19th-century black box, since the purpose of this object, like that … Continue reading Building a Better Black Box

ABB Event | Whaling Captains of Color with Skip Finley on 4/29

ReMapping New England | 2021 Speaker Series Hosted by Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance Thursday, April 29, 2021 5:00-6:00 p.m. Register here ReMapping New England is an ongoing collaboration between Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance that aims to re-member our communities in all their diversity and radically shift public consciousness toward … Continue reading ABB Event | Whaling Captains of Color with Skip Finley on 4/29

Job opportunity: Senior Curator of Social Maritime Histories at Mystic Seaport Museum

Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty, and Freedom The Senior Curator of Social Maritime Histories will be responsible for working on curatorial projects of race, Indigenous histories, ethnicity, and diversity in New England's maritime activities as it relates to the collections and site of Mystic Seaport Museum. The Senior Curator will work with Curatorial … Continue reading Job opportunity: Senior Curator of Social Maritime Histories at Mystic Seaport Museum

Event: Kabria Baumgartner on African American women fighting for equal education in 19th-century America 2/21/21

Presented by the Gilder Lehrman Center Sunday, February 21, at 2:00 pm ET Register here Gilder Lehrman's Book Breaks series will feature Kabria Baumgartner (University of New Hampshire) discussing her new book In Pursuit of  Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in Antebellum America.  Baumgartner examines the fight for equal school rights, which took place over a century before Brown v. Board … Continue reading Event: Kabria Baumgartner on African American women fighting for equal education in 19th-century America 2/21/21

Researching Slavery and Black Life in Early New England: An Introduction

By Jared Ross Hardesty Some of the most common questions I receive after giving a talk about my book or a workshop about slavery in New England concern research. Where do you start? What types of sources are available? How accessible are those sources? In this post, I hope to clarify some of these questions … Continue reading Researching Slavery and Black Life in Early New England: An Introduction