Place Justice Event | Four Decades & Four Bills: Dealing with Offensive Names & Symbols in Maine 2/7/23
Until very recently, racial slurs remained inscribed on Maine’s landscapes and racist mascots were cherished by schools and their communities. How did these symbols that disparage and dehumanize Black and Indigenous people come to be? Why have they persisted for so long? And what harmful vestiges remain still today?Keep reading
Maine State Archivist Kate McBrien explores the history of racism and eugenics behind the fate of a community that lived on Malaga Island, off the coast of Phippsburg, Maine, in the late 1800s.Keep reading
Maine Conservation Voters Event | Captain Frederick Drinkwater: A Maine Slave Ship Captain, with Dr. Kate McMahon on 2/3/23
Hosted by Maine Conservation Voters Friday, February 3, 2023 at 12:00 pm Register here Captain Frederick Drinkwater was born in Yarmouth, Maine, and rose from relative obscurity to become one of the most notorious slave ship captains of the 1850s and early 1860s. This talk will discuss Maine and the slave trade to Cuba in…Keep reading
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