Tuesday, April 27th, 7pm via Zoom Long mired in myth and misconception, the real history of Lucretia Thomas Brown and Joseph Brown is even more fascinating than the legends. Over the last few years, many individuals and organizations in town have uncovered new and exciting threads in the couple's lives. Together, they weave a story … Continue reading Event – Lucretia and Joseph Brown: The Real Story
By Samantha Payne, Ph.D. Candidate at Harvard University, Andrew W. Mellon Short-Term Fellow at the Massachusetts Historical Society This article was originally published on the blog for the Massachusetts Historical Society. It appeared on March 24, 2021. Reprinted with the permission of the author. In the past year, the Massachusetts Historical Society highlighted collections that … Continue reading Stories from the Black Atlantic World
These words, posted on Facebook, were a call to action for our mostly white community. In response, almost 80 people gathered at Lafayette Park, in Kennebunk, Maine, on a warm spring evening. In the midst of a pandemic, the crowd included all ages: some who remembered demonstrating for civil rights back in the 1960s and … Continue reading Stand In Solidarity Against Racism on Juneteenth!
By Lauren McCormack, Executive Director, Marblehead Museum, Marblehead, MA Agnes Russell is one of only three known burials of a Person of Color in Marblehead's oldest cemetery, Old Burial Hill. Her gravestone has been lost for over 40 years, but now there is a movement afoot to again mark her grave honorably while contextualizing her … Continue reading Agnes, An Enslaved Woman’s Grave on Old Burial Hill, Marblehead, MA
By Jared Ross Hardesty Some of the most common questions I receive after giving a talk about my book or a workshop about slavery in New England concern research. Where do you start? What types of sources are available? How accessible are those sources? In this post, I hope to clarify some of these questions … Continue reading Researching Slavery and Black Life in Early New England: An Introduction
At the South Portland Historical Society, we have a seasonal rhythm that suits us. In the winter, it’s a perfect time for some research and fundraising; each spring, we mount a new exhibit and open our museum; summer and fall are always busy with our museum open every day; and as the holidays approach in … Continue reading Captain Taylor and Captain Talbot made history in Portland, Maine
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Black Women Rock: Leading the Chargefor Social & Political Change Presented by the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire September 25 & 26, 2020 | Manchester, NHRegister here The 14th Black New England Conference will celebrate, examine, and make visible Black women’s leadership and activism in fights for political and social change. Panelists will discuss … Continue reading Event: 14th Annual Black New England Conference Begins Tomorrow
Attention Educators! Join a free monthly webinar on Teaching Tolerance’s Teaching Hard History Initiative starting tomorrow, Tuesday, September 22, at 7:00 p.m. EST Our lead presenter will be Dr. Kate Shuster, the director of the Hard History Project and longtime manager of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Hard History Initiative. The Hard History Project … Continue reading Event: Hard History Monthly Webinar for Educators Starts Tomorrow
Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, of the ‘Teaching Hard History’ podcast, along with Dennis Culliton, Executive Director of the Witness Stones Project, will present a virtual workshop/webinar; Witness Stones & Hard History. The Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), is pleased to offer this program on Monday, August 3rd and Tuesday, August 4th from 10am-noon. The … Continue reading Witness Stones and Hard History Workshop; August 3rd and 4th.