Place names communicate powerful ideas about who belongs and what matters. Here in Maine, problematic names abound. Learn what we can do about them. Hosted by Atlantic Black Box and the Permanent Commission on the STatus of Racial, Indigenous, and Tribal Populations Thursday, December 14, 20245:30 - 7:00 pmonline Register here Place names have a … Continue reading ABB Place Justice Event | Problematic Place Names in Maine & How to Make Positive Change on 12/14/23
Hosted by the Partnership of Historic Bostons Thursday, November 30, 7-8:30pm Register here Christianity and slavery were linked in colonial New England. Richard Boles explores the experiences of Black and Native people If any "Negro-servants" should "Run away from their Masters," Cotton Mather wrote in 1693,"we will afford them no Shelter.... We will do what in us lies, … Continue reading Partnership of Historic Bostons Event | Enslaved Christians: Black Church Members in the Era of Cotton Mather on 11/30/23
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
Part of the Enslavement & Resistance: New England 1620-1760 Series hosted by Partnership of Historic Bostons with support from Mass Humanities From its very first years, Massachusetts was bound to slavery. How did it begin, who was enslaved, what were their lives like? Join award-winning historians and Tribal representatives for a revelation of our bitter … Continue reading Tonight! Partnership of Historic Bostons Event | Built from Bondage: Slavery and the Colonisation of New England, 1620-1700 with Jared Hardesty
Hosted by Massachusetts Historical Society With Ade Solanke; David Waldstreicher, CUNY; and Tara Bynum, University of Iowa Monday, October 30, 2023, 6:00PM - 7:00PM Register to attend online Register to attend in person This is a hybrid event. FREE for MHS Members. $10 per person fee (in person). No charge for virtual attendees or Card … Continue reading Massachusetts Historical Society Event: Bringing Phillis to Life on 10/30/23
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
Hosted by Partnership of Historic Bostons Sunday, September 10, 11am This year the Partnership of Historic Bostons delighted to mark the moment when Boston was named and formally founded on Sunday, September 10, 11am, with a powerful sermon, Seeds of Enslavement, by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May as she begins her ministry at First Church in … Continue reading Partnership of Historic Bostons Event | Seeds of Enslavement on 9/10/23
Hosted by Old North Illuminated Join Dr. Jaimie Crumley for a talk about how the dynamic between Black women and Northern Episcopal Churches shifted after the Revolution. Thursday, October 19 · 7 - 8:30pm EDT, online Register here In Dr. Jaimie Crumley's Fall 2022 Speaker Series talk, she argued that the women of African descent … Continue reading Old North Illuminated Event | Their Chosen Faith: Women of Color in the 19th-Century Episcopal Church on 10/19
"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.
Visit local wharves and auction sites related to the Atlantic slave trade, where a captive could be exchanged for “cash or good lumber” to serve in a house or work on the docks or aboard a ship.
Hosted by the Wilton Public Library Saturday, September 16 | 2:00 pmWilton Public Library | Wilton, New Hampshire In this genealogical and historical presentation, Judy Granger will share slides of her research about an infant who was enslaved at birth in 1761. He lived in Wilton, NH, served at a decisive battle in the Revolution, … Continue reading Wilton Public Library Event | Finding Pomp Russell
Dr. Kenneth Minkema will examine some of the theological, religious, and biblical rationales for the institution of slavery, as expressed in the Puritan and Dissenting tradition inherited by many of the English colonizers of New England.
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
Dr. Ousmane Power-Greene, in conjunction with the Documenting the Early History of Black Lives in the Connecticut River Valley project, will deliver a free public lecture and 3 site-based workshops considering the history of Black people in western Massachusetts alongside recent scholarship on free Black communities, the Underground Railroad, and the Abolition movement.
Amina R. Merritt, Esq. is an attorney and a direct descendant of Venture Smith who will be sharing her family's story and their work to honor and remember that history.
Hosted by Hidden Brookline Co-sponsored by Brookline Historical Society and the Martin Luther King Committee Location: Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446Date: Tuesday, June 20th at 7 PM Register here Hidden Brookline invites you to hear the true story of a couple’s daring escape from slavery. Ellen Craft disguised herself as a white man, … Continue reading Hidden Brookline Event | Master, Slave, Husband, Wife with author Ilyon Woo on 6/20/23
Georgia Zildjian will explore the legacy of a life-long African American resident of Castine, Maine. Orphaned at 14, Mary Tyler Jackson (1850-1917) persevered and was a beloved member of her community.
The Malaga Ship Story is a tour de force performance by award-winning, and world-renowned storyteller Antonio Rocha.
Attend the upcoming opening of the Slavery in Boston exhibit on June 16th at 1pm in Faneuil Hall
Register now for Art in the Wake: Reckoning and Re-membering, a two-day symposium hosted by Indigo Arts Alliance in partnership with the Center for the Study of Global Slavery at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture and Atlantic Black Box. May 19 & 20, 2023Indigo Arts Alliance Studio 60 Cove St. … Continue reading ABB Event | Art in the Wake: Reckoning and Re-membering 5/19-20