Hosted by the Topsfield Historical Society Wednesday, November 15 at 7:30pmOn zoom Register here ZOOM BOOK DISCUSSION Phillis Wheatley Peters: Biography of a Genius in BondageBy Vincent Carretta And can I then but prayOthers may never feel tyrannic sway? While the Boston Patriots claimed that the British Empire was treating Americans as slaves, Phillis Wheatley, … Continue reading Topsfield Historical Society Event | Reading the Revolution, a book discussion on Phillis Wheatley Peters: Biography of a Genius in Bondage on 11/15/23
With Katherine Rhoda Hosted by Pejepscot History Center Friday, October 6th at 4pmUnited Baptist Church1 Elm Street, Topsham, MaineThis Friday, October 6th at 4pm at the historic United Baptist Church in Topsham, Pejepscot History Center is hosting musician and historian Katherine Rhoda as she performs, "Songs of Abolitionists" and discusses their history. Music has always … Continue reading Pejepscot History Center Event: Songs of the Abolitionists on 10/6/23
"Hiding in Plain Sight: Recovering the erased stories of our ancestors in the United States and the Caribbean" will highlight methods of genealogy research and explore the history of ancestors in the United States and the Caribbean.
Discover the hidden history of slavery & freedom in Brookline Saturday, Aug 19th 1:00-2:30Cost: $30. Register here This lively 90-minute tour visits three sites telling the history and stories of slavery and freedom. Beginning at Town Hall, participants look for evidence of slavery hidden in plain sight. The walk continues to an Underground Railroad house to … Continue reading Event | Hidden Brookline Walking Tour 8/19/23
Old North Illuminated is hosting Dr. Chernoh Sesay on Zoom for a talk exploring Black religious and political spaces during the Revolutionary War and early republic
Hosted by the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire, this conversation aims to foreground the silenced stories of Indigenous and African experiences on this continent before European contact.
Sarah and Angelina Grimke are revered figures in American history, famous for rejecting their privileged lives on a plantation in South Carolina to become firebrand activists in the North. Yet retellings of their epic story have long obscured their Black relatives.
From the 1830s through the Civil War, many Lowellians from all walks of life engaged in concerted efforts to block the expansion of slavery and helped freedom seekers even when this meant defying federal law. “A Contradictory Place” offers viewers a way to learn about an important, but too often neglected, chapter of our history.
Hosted by Longfellow Books Co-sponsored by Maine Historical Society and Mechanics' Hall Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 7:00pmAn in-person event at Mechanics' Hall519 Congress St 2nd FloorPortland, ME 04101 Register here Join Longfellow Books to celebrate the launch of LYDIA MARIA CHILD: A RADICAL AMERICAN LIFE by Lydia Moland. A compelling biography of Lydia Maria … Continue reading Event | Book Launch for Lydia Maria Child: A Radical American Life by Lydia Moland 10/27
SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS WILL REIMAGINE NEW ENGLAND’S PAST Learn more and apply here During the summer of 2022, Munson Institute classes will be a part of the Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty and Freedom project. The Frank C. Munson Institute at Mystic Seaport Museum, in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice … Continue reading Opportunity | Summer Fellowships for Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty, and Freedom
Next up in our What Happened Here Series, a talk by Maine historian Bob Greene Hosted by Atlantic Black Box Thursday, March 31, 2022 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm ET Register here You would think that a Black person would easily stand out in what is called one of the whitest states in the nation. … Continue reading ABB Event | Making Visible the Invisible People in Maine’s History on 3/31/22
By Gordon Harris The Fugitive Slave Acts By the time of the United States Constitutional Convention in 1787, many Northern states including Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut had already abolished slavery, but Article 4 of the Constitution included a clause that, “no person held to service or labor” would be released from … Continue reading Abolition and the Underground Railroad in Essex County
Hosted by Historic Beverly Wednesday, February 16, 7:00 pm $10 / free for members Register here Have you ever wondered about some of the earliest African-Americans in Beverly? Explore a few of their stories through objects and documents in Historic Beverly’s collection during this virtual program. We will show you how some Beverly citizens participated in the slave trade … Continue reading Event | Beverly’s Enslaved and Freed on 2/16/22
Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson will examine the history of the slave trade and slavery in the American North. Guiding listeners through the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts to present day racism in New England, she'll underscore the ways in which what occurred in the past had real implications on how the world and power are understood today.
Learn more here Announcing an NEH Summer Institute on Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad at Colgate University, July 10-29, 2022. Graham Hodges, Langdon Professor of History at Colgate is the general director; Jacqueline Simmons, Vice Chair and Senior Lecturer, Director, Master of Education Program, Teachers College directs the pedagogy section. Visiting Lecturers include Manisha Sinha, Richard Blackett, Alice Baumgartner, Kate Larson, … Continue reading Opportunity | NEH Summer Institute on Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad
Hosted by the Beniba Centre for Slavery Studies, University of Glasgow Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 10:00 to – 12:00 pm EDT Learn more and register From 1807 until the end of the 19th century, Africans ‘liberated’ from illegal slaving vessels were re-settled in West Africa, the Cape Colony, Kenya, across the Caribbean and in South America. These … Continue reading Event | Liberated Africans and the Study of Slavery: New Directions
Wednesday, September 15, at 6:30 P.M. at Congress Square Park, Portland, MaineFollowed by a screening of Time, sponsored by PMA films and MPAC. What does a 21st century abolitionist Maine look like? In June, Freedom & Captivity invited Mainers to suggest words that capture their vision of abolition. Over a hundred participants, from South Penobscot to York, from … Continue reading Premier | “The ABCs of Abolition,” a Freedom and Captivity Production
Begin Again series hosted by the Maine Historical SocietyPanel Discussion featuring Van Gosse Thursday, July 22, 6:00 – 7:00 pm Register here This event is co-sponsored by the McGillicuddy Humanities Center at the University of Maine.In September 1826, a group of six African American men addressed a letter “To the Public” on behalf of about … Continue reading Event | Nineteenth-Century Black Politics in Maine: Historical Research and Legacies 7/22/21
Anti-black racism has terrorized African Americans throughout the nation’s history, regardless of where in the country they lived. By Christy Clark-Pujara and Anna-Lisa Cox This article was originally published on the blog for the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History as the first of a five-part series titled "Black Life in Two Pandemics: Histories of … Continue reading How the Myth of a Liberal North Erases a Long History of White Violence
Hosted by The Cooper Union Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Register here In 2003, President Ruth Simmons of Brown University appointed a special committee to explore Brown University’s historical relationship to slavery and the slave trade. Since then, this archival project has spread to other institutions including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), … Continue reading Event: Slavery and Abolition: Formative Moments of the American University in the Northeast on 4/28