Opportunity | Summer Fellowships for Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty, and Freedom

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

ABB Event | Making Visible the Invisible People in Maine’s History on 3/31/22

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

Abolition and the Underground Railroad in Essex County

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

Event | Beverly’s Enslaved and Freed on 2/16/22

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

Event tomorrow | Slavery in New England, with Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson on 2/6/22

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.

Opportunity | NEH Summer Institute on Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad

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

Event | Liberated Africans and the Study of Slavery: New Directions

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

Premier | “The ABCs of Abolition,” a Freedom and Captivity Production

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

Event | Nineteenth-Century Black Politics in Maine: Historical Research and Legacies 7/22/21

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

How the Myth of a Liberal North Erases a Long History of White Violence

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

Event: Slavery and Abolition: Formative Moments of the American University in the Northeast on 4/28

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

How the Myth of a Liberal North Erases a Long History of White Violence

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

Event: “For the Common Benefit of the Place” Black Freedom in Early Boston

Wednesday, August 19th | 7:00 pmOld North Digital Speaker SeriesRegister here Public historian and local author Alex Goldfeld will give an illustrated presentation on Boston's African-American community in the 1600s. He will draw on his graduate research in The History of the Streets of Boston's North End to speak about life for Boston's earliest black residents. The … Continue reading Event: “For the Common Benefit of the Place” Black Freedom in Early Boston