Event | Whaling Captains of Color on 6/7/22

Martha’s Vineyard author, Skip Finley will lead the audience on his journey of discovery on Tuesday, June 7th at 7pm at Linden Place Hosted by Linden Place Tuesday, June 7th at 7pm on site at Linden Place500 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809 Whaling was the first American industry to exhibit any diversity, and the proportion … Continue reading Event | Whaling Captains of Color on 6/7/22

ABB & IAA Event | ReMAPping New England: Reclaiming Legacy with Tanya Crane and The Haus of Glitter on 4/14/22

Hosted by Indigo Arts Alliance and Atlantic Black Box Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm ETIn-person and virtual event Register here On April 14th at 6pm, join Indigo Arts Alliance and Atlantic Black Box for ReMAPping New England: Reclaiming Legacy. ReMAPping New England is a historical recovery project aimed at inscribing effaced narratives both … Continue reading ABB & IAA Event | ReMAPping New England: Reclaiming Legacy with Tanya Crane and The Haus of Glitter on 4/14/22

Opportunity | Summer Fellowships for Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty, and Freedom

SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS WILL REIMAGINE NEW ENGLAND’S PAST Learn more and apply here During the summer of 2022, Munson Institute classes will be a part of the  Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty and Freedom project. The Frank C. Munson Institute at Mystic Seaport Museum, in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice … Continue reading Opportunity | Summer Fellowships for Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty, and Freedom

Event tomorrow | Slavery in New England, with Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson on 2/6/22

Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson will examine the history of the slave trade and slavery in the American North. Guiding listeners through the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts to present day racism in New England, she'll underscore the ways in which what occurred in the past had real implications on how the world and power are understood today.

IAA/ABB Event | ReMapping New England: Unraveling Legacy (The TransAtlantic Slave Trade) on 10/28/21

Hosted by Indigo Arts Alliance and Atlantic Black Box Thursday, October 28th at 5:00pm EST Register here ReMAPping New England is a historical recovery project aimed at inscribing these effaced narratives both in the built environment and on a dynamic digital landscape in an effort to re-member our communities in all their diversity and radically … Continue reading IAA/ABB Event | ReMapping New England: Unraveling Legacy (The TransAtlantic Slave Trade) on 10/28/21

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

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