Event tomorrow: The New York Kidnapping Club with Dr. Jonathan Daniel Wells on 4/7 @ 7 pm

Hosted by the hudson river maritime museum Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 7:00 PM | Virtual via Zoom Register here We often think of slavery as a southern phenomenon, far removed from the booming cities of the North. But even though slavery had been outlawed in Gotham by the 1830s, Black New Yorkers were not … Continue reading Event tomorrow: The New York Kidnapping Club with Dr. Jonathan Daniel Wells on 4/7 @ 7 pm

Event today: Unsung Heroes, Black Women in Essex County @ 1 pm

Hosted by Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites in partnership with Essex Heritage: Sunday , Mar 28, 2021, 1:00 PM EDT Register here Learn about the recent project to collect, compile, and catalog the rich history of African Americans in Essex County. Dr. Kabria Baumgartner and Dr. Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello have spent the … Continue reading Event today: Unsung Heroes, Black Women in Essex County @ 1 pm

Event tonight: Atlantic Black Box, Reckoning with New England’s Complicity in the Slave Trade @ 7 pm

With Dr. Meadow Dibble and Dr. Kate McMahon Hosted by the University of Maine's McGillicuddy Humanities Center Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Register here Atlantic Black Box is a public history project that empowers communities throughout New England to take up the critical work of researching and reckoning with our region’s complicity in the global economy … Continue reading Event tonight: Atlantic Black Box, Reckoning with New England’s Complicity in the Slave Trade @ 7 pm

Event tonight: Hasan Jeffries on Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe: African Americans’ Struggle to Live Their Freedoms

Presented by the First Amendment Museum in Augusta, Maine February 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Register here Join us as we speak to Hasan Kwame Jeffries for his presentation “Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe: African Americans’ Struggle to Live Their Freedoms.” Hasan Kwame Jeffries is an associate professor of history … Continue reading Event tonight: Hasan Jeffries on Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe: African Americans’ Struggle to Live Their Freedoms

ABB Event: Remapping New England | Righting History (Memory + Art + Place) on 2/23/21

Presented by Atlantic Black Box & Indigo Arts Alliance Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm EST Register here Indigo Arts Alliance and Atlantic Black Box invite you to join us for the second event in our ReMapping New England series devoted to exploring the role of public art in inscribing history in the built … Continue reading ABB Event: Remapping New England | Righting History (Memory + Art + Place) on 2/23/21

Event: Mapping African American History in Maine on 2/17/21

a virtual panel discussion Presented by the University of Southern Maine African American Collection of the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine Wednesday, February 17, 20215:30 PM 6:30 Register here Mapping Maine; Digitizing and Charting Sites Connected to Maine’s Black History, presenter: Anastasia Azenaro-Moore. Anastasia Azenaro-Moore has worked in historic preservation since graduating with … Continue reading Event: Mapping African American History in Maine on 2/17/21

Event: Seth Goldstein Offers a Virtual Guided Tour of Portland’s Old Port

Hosted by Maine College of Art Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:15 amfree and open to the public | follow link to join event J.B. Brown Sugar House, from the collections of Maine Historical Society Historian Seth Goldstein will take you on a virtual walking tour of Portland's Old Port Neighborhood. Topics discussed will include … Continue reading Event: Seth Goldstein Offers a Virtual Guided Tour of Portland’s Old Port

Event: Explore primary sources related to the lives of enslaved people @ Gilder Lehrman

Presented by Inside the Vault Thursday, January 21 at 7:00 pm ET RSVP to Inside the Vault Please join our curators and guests, Corey Winchester, 2020 Illinois History Teacher of the Year, and Antuan Raimone from the cast of HAMILTON Inside the Vault. While researching for the film Twelve Years a Slave, director Steve McQueen and his team came to the Gilder Lehrman Collection to view original primary sources. … Continue reading Event: Explore primary sources related to the lives of enslaved people @ Gilder Lehrman

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

Event: Dr. Kate McMahon on “Land and Liberty: The Historic African American Community of Peterborough, Maine”

Hosted by Maine Conservation Voters Friday, January 15, 12:00 -1:00 p.m. Register here Rural African American communities are an important, yet understudied, part of Maine’s history and path to statehood. Peterborough, in the town of Warren, was once one of the largest African American communities in Maine.  Dr. Kate McMahon of the Smithsonian National Museum … Continue reading Event: Dr. Kate McMahon on “Land and Liberty: The Historic African American Community of Peterborough, Maine”