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

Event: Rhode Island Slave History Medallions 2/10 @ 5:30

Presented by Westerly Library & Wilcox Park Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 5:30pm - 6:30pm Register here In recognition of Black History Month, Westerly Library & Wilcox Park are hosting a discussion on the history and current efforts of the Rhode Island Slave History Medallions organization. Registration is required. Please register by Tuesday, February 9th. You … Continue reading Event: Rhode Island Slave History Medallions 2/10 @ 5:30

Event tomorrow: Stories in Stone, America’s African Burying Ground in Newport, RI

Introduction to the African heritage people who lived, worked, worshiped and eventually died in Colonial Newport. Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EST Register here Before the American Revolution, Newport, Rhode Island was the largest and most active slave port in British North America. As part of that legacy, Newport is … Continue reading Event tomorrow: Stories in Stone, America’s African Burying Ground in Newport, RI

Event: Indigenous History Conference

Bridgewater State University, Plymouth 400, & the Wampanoag Advisory Council present: Here it Began: 2020 Hindsight or Foresight A Plymouth 400 Signature Event Nine Virtual Sessions, free of chargeOct. 3 - Nov. 22, 2020Register here Here It Began: 2020 Hindsight or Foresight, a signature Plymouth 400 event, is an Indigenous History Conference to inspire educators … Continue reading Event: Indigenous History Conference