Event tonight! Rhode Island Mariners of Color: From Bondage to Boatsteerer, with Peter Fay 9/8 @

The great migration from rural towns to the sea: whaling and shipping at the end of Rhode Island slavery. Hosted by Newport Middle Passage Wednesday, September 8, 2021 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT Register here For centuries, Rhode Island sent its young men to sea. As agriculture and slavery slowly declined, hundreds left the … Continue reading Event tonight! Rhode Island Mariners of Color: From Bondage to Boatsteerer, with Peter Fay 9/8 @

Tonight! New England and the Global Color Line, with Samantha Payne

The role of New England in the global expansion of white supremacist politics after the abolition of slavery Hosted by Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm Register here In the middle of the nineteenth century, elite white men from New England began to purchase Cuban … Continue reading Tonight! New England and the Global Color Line, with Samantha Payne

Event | Rhode Island Black Storytellers on Black Historical Journeys 8/30 – 9/2

Students of all ages, families and lifelong learners are invited to travel with Rhode Island Black Storytellers on Black historical journeys. Monday, August 30 through Thursday, September 2, 2021 6:30 - 7:30 pm Register here RIBS storytellers will be online each night at 6:30 to share stories from Black History before Bed. Some nights will … Continue reading Event | Rhode Island Black Storytellers on Black Historical Journeys 8/30 – 9/2

Event | The Colonization of Black Female Bodies with Dr. Akeia de Barros Gomes 7/21

The Newport Middle Passage Port Marker Project presents Dr. Akeia de Barros Gomes in an online event for the general public in collaboration with the Redwood Library and Atheneum of Newport. WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2021 AT 6 PM EDT – 7 PM EDT Register here In this presentation, Dr. Barros Gomes will discuss how the … Continue reading Event | The Colonization of Black Female Bodies with Dr. Akeia de Barros Gomes 7/21

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 | African Heritage Tour at God’s Little Acre

Hosted by Rhode Island Black Heritage Society Register here The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society is offering tours of God’s Little Acre, the oldest and largest cemetery for enslaved and free Africans. The tour focuses on the Creative Survival of the African Heritage people of Newport; their journey from enslavement to freedom and how they … Continue reading Event | African Heritage Tour at God’s Little Acre

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