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

Event – Lucretia and Joseph Brown: The Real Story

Tuesday, April 27th, 7pm via Zoom Long mired in myth and misconception, the real history of Lucretia Thomas Brown and Joseph Brown is even more fascinating than the legends. Over the last few years, many individuals and organizations in town have uncovered new and exciting threads in the couple's lives. Together, they weave a story … Continue reading Event – Lucretia and Joseph Brown: The Real Story

“Seeing Violet” — virtual staged reading

A cowrie shell. A silver coin. A manumission paper. They're all unearthed during renovations at an 18th century New England manse. What's their story? What secrets do they hold? Forget your Zoom fatigue and find out! Hibernian Hall in Roxbury, MA presents a streamed reading of Seeing Violet by award-winning Boston playwright Peter Snoad. You … Continue reading “Seeing Violet” — virtual staged reading

Stories from the Black Atlantic World

By Samantha Payne, Ph.D. Candidate at Harvard University, Andrew W. Mellon Short-Term Fellow at the Massachusetts Historical Society This article was originally published on the blog for the Massachusetts Historical Society. It appeared on March 24, 2021. Reprinted with the permission of the author. In the past year, the Massachusetts Historical Society highlighted collections that … Continue reading Stories from the Black Atlantic World