Event | Sailing to Freedom Conference: Maritime Dimensions of the Underground Railroad

September 23 & 24 8:00 AM - 7:00 pm FREE | RSVP Required https://www.whalingmuseum.org/program/sailingtofreedom/ Please join contributing authors to the Sailing to Freedom volume, our keynote speaker, Fergus M. Bordewich, and other historians for a conference that examines the historical record and recent research about the maritime Underground Railroad. The assembled scholars and historians will share their various … Continue reading Event | Sailing to Freedom Conference: Maritime Dimensions of the Underground Railroad

Tonight! The Hidden History of Castine’s African & African American Residents at 5 pm

What's hiding in your town's collections? Hosted by Atlantic Black Box Tonight, Thursday, September 15th at 5:00 pm REGISTER HERE In 2019, Lisa Simpson Lutts began researching Africans and African Americans who lived and worked in Castine, a small but important seaport in downeast Maine in the late 18th and 19th centuries. Through her research, … Continue reading Tonight! The Hidden History of Castine’s African & African American Residents at 5 pm

ABB Event | The Hidden History of Castine’s African & African American Residents on 9/15

Hosted by Atlantic Black Box Thursday, September 15th at 5:00 pm REGISTER HERE Don't miss this engaging online event featuring researcher Lisa Lutts, who is uncovering the hidden and forgotten histories of the enslaved and free people of color who made an impact on Castine, Maine. In 2019, Lisa Simpson Lutts began researching Africans and African Americans who … Continue reading ABB Event | The Hidden History of Castine’s African & African American Residents on 9/15

ABB Event | The Trask 250: Breakthroughs in African American Genealogy on 8/25/22

Hosted by Atlantic Black Box Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 6:00 pm Register here Next up in our speaker series, genealogist Nicka Sewell-Smith will share her discoveries about the ancestors enslaved by MA residents In late 2014, Nicka Sewell-Smith uncovered one of the biggest finds of her genealogy career thanks initially to genetic genealogy and … Continue reading ABB Event | The Trask 250: Breakthroughs in African American Genealogy on 8/25/22

Tonight | What’s your story? How to blog for Atlantic Black Box @ 5:00 pm

Join our Logbooks authors and share your own journey of historical recovery Atlantic Black Box is a grassroots historical recovery project that empowers communities throughout New England to research, reveal, and begin reckoning with the region’s complicity in the slave trade and the global economy of enslavement while recentering the stories of its racially marginalized … Continue reading Tonight | What’s your story? How to blog for Atlantic Black Box @ 5:00 pm

Event | The Diseased Ship with Meadow Dibble on 1/12/22

A Cautionary Tale About Our Nation’s Twin Plagues That Went Untold for Two Centuries Hosted by The Northeast Harbor Library with support from Maine Humanities Council Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 5:00 pm To register, call the library at 207-276-3333 or email rsvp@nehlibrary.org On August 1, 1819, a majestic Maine-built ship docked at Boston’s Long Wharf, … Continue reading Event | The Diseased Ship with Meadow Dibble on 1/12/22

Event | This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving with David J. Silverman on 11/30/21

Hosted by The Marblehead museum Tuesday, November 30th at 7:00 pm via Zoom Register here Ahead of the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving, a new look at the Plymouth colony's founding events, told for the first time with Wampanoag people at the heart of the story. In March 1621, when Plymouth's survival was hanging … Continue reading Event | This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving with David J. Silverman on 11/30/21

Tech issues on tonight’s event

Eventbrite is currently experiencing technical issues. If you've had trouble connecting to ReMapping New England: Unraveling Legacy (The TransAtlantic Slave Trade), please use the following link to access tonight's Panel discussion:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PAB6sjpcRtuS1bpsi9F9AQ We offer our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience and we look forward to seeing at (virtually) at tonight’s event.  Warmly,  Indigo Arts Alliance … Continue reading Tech issues on tonight’s event

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

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

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

Job opening: Center for Antiracist Education

At Stand for Children Partnership Manager Your role stands at the center of the movement to provide access to effective, research-based antiracist learning materials and ensure that educators are prepared, and qualified to teach about race and racism effectively. You will be responsible for helping to manage new and existing partnerships with school districts and … Continue reading Job opening: Center for Antiracist Education

Celebrated author, James Loewen, and a free talk tonight

When: March 11, 7:00-8:15 pm Where: Online Topics: History, education, social justice  Cost: Free Description For: Heads, Teachers, DEI&J Directors,  The Long Ridge School, in partnership with The Ferguson Library, Domus Kids, and Stamford Stands Against Racism, invites you to join them for an evening with the renowned American sociologist, historian, and author James W. Loewen. In this lively and thought-provoking talk, Mr. … Continue reading Celebrated author, James Loewen, and a free talk tonight

ABB Event: Remapping New England: Monuments, Markers, & Collective Memory

Presented by Atlantic Black Box & Indigo Arts Alliance Thursday, January 28 at 7:00 pm on zoom  Register here Join Indigo Arts Alliance and Atlantic Black Box for the first in a series of conversations that will showcase projects from around New England that aim to make Black history and heritage visible in the built environment. Dr. Kate McMahon of … Continue reading ABB Event: Remapping New England: Monuments, Markers, & Collective Memory