Event | Anti-Racism Organizing in Maine (AROM) Gathering 2021

Hosted by Community Change Inc. & Atlantic Black Box Revealing Complicit Histories | Uplifting BIPOC Resistance | Shaping Transformative Futures October 16, 2021 @ 9:00AM — 4:30PM Register here Come take part in a convening of organizers, activists, leaders, and educators committed to the movement for racial justice in Maine. This is a unique opportunity … Continue reading Event | Anti-Racism Organizing in Maine (AROM) Gathering 2021

Race & Slavery in New England Symposium

Monday, October 11, 20218:30 AM – 5:30 PM EDT Please join the Museum of Old Newbury, writers, and historians on Monday, October 11, 2021 at The Governor's Academy, Byfield, Mass., to explore the lives and work of black New Englanders through a fresh examination of the historical record and recent research. Presenters will also bring to life … Continue reading Race & Slavery in New England Symposium

ABB and IAA Event | New England and the Global Color Line, with Samantha Payne on 8/26

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 ABB and IAA Event | New England and the Global Color Line, with Samantha Payne on 8/26

ABB Members Research Forum tonight @ 5 with Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara

Join us this evening from 5:00 - 6:00 pm for our monthly members' research forum, featuring Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara. To become a member of the Atlantic Black Box project, visit https://atlanticblackbox.com/member-login/ Your membership grants you access to a wide and growing coalition of dedicated allies willing to share resources, experiences, knowledge, and skills that will … Continue reading ABB Members Research Forum tonight @ 5 with Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara

What Alexander Hamilton’s deep connections to slavery reveal about the need for reparations today

Alexander Hamilton publicly opposed slavery, but research reveals he was also complicit in it. Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Nicole S. Maskiell, University of South Carolina Alexander Hamilton has received a resurgence of interest in recent years on the back of the smash Broadway musical bearing his name. But alongside tales of his role in … Continue reading What Alexander Hamilton’s deep connections to slavery reveal about the need for reparations today

Cicely was young, Black and enslaved – her death during an epidemic in 1714 has lessons that resonate in today’s pandemic

Over 3.2 million people have died from COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. How history memorializes them will reflect those we most value.CC BY-ND Nicole S Maskiell, University of South Carolina What I believe to be the oldest surviving gravestone for a Black person in the Americas memorializes an enslaved teenager named Cicely. Cicely’s … Continue reading Cicely was young, Black and enslaved – her death during an epidemic in 1714 has lessons that resonate in today’s pandemic

Event tonight: The Hard History Project VPLC

The Civil War: Union Policies, Black Communities, and Indigenous People Tuesday, May 4th - 7:00p EST Host: Kate Shuster In this session we’ll learn about how Union policies concerning slavery and African American military service affected the Civil War. We’ll also discuss how free black and enslaved communities affected the Civil War, and how Indigenous … Continue reading Event tonight: The Hard History Project VPLC

Jagged Edges of Progress, Part II

By Elise A. Guyette Originally published at https://rokeby.org/blog/. From 1793 to 1961, Rokeby was home to four generations of Robinsons — a remarkable family of Quakers, farmers, abolitionists, artists, and authors. Today, the Robinson family’s home is a National Historic Landmark, designated for its exceptional Underground Railroad history. Rokeby is among the best-documented Underground Railroad … Continue reading Jagged Edges of Progress, Part II

Come Join Us!

Over the past academic year, history teacher Rhonan Mokriski and his students at a high school in Salisbury, Ct have been pursuing a project-based learning course in public history focused on uncovering the lives of free and enslaved African American families in northwestern Connecticut. This blog chronicles that journey. Come join us when students from … Continue reading Come Join Us!

Reparations Service March 21 and a Definition of Reparations

#AtlanticBlackBox Blog Post #4 Our Reparations Task Force led the worship service on March 21 on Zoom. Here is a link to that service. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXA0dOJhh3E&t=745s Here is our definition of Reparations for our congregation Reparations  Reparations are an ongoing commitment to be a part of a justice-making process that involves specific forms of repair for … Continue reading Reparations Service March 21 and a Definition of Reparations