Events | Historic Beverly on The Enslaved of Hale Farm and “Set at Liberty” throughout February

Hosted by Historic Beverly February Spotlight Talks Free to all, no registration required. attend using this link Get the inside story on objects, historical events, and historic houses with these individual Spotlight Tours and Historic House Spotlights. These tours are casual, intimate conversations that take place for a specified 15-minute timeslot throughout the month. Topics change … Continue reading Events | Historic Beverly on The Enslaved of Hale Farm and “Set at Liberty” throughout February

Call for Volunteers | A descendant is requesting research assistance

Help Carol track the man who sold her ancestors "Partridge Thatcher was a resident of New Milford, Connecticut.  Around the year 1749, he purchased two enslaved children from a man named Captain Jabez Dean of Norwich, according to the book History of New Milford and Bridgewater, Connecticut, written in 1882.  I am descended from these children. Their … Continue reading Call for Volunteers | A descendant is requesting research assistance

Events | Black History of Maine with Bob Greene, online 1/25/22 and in-person 1/27/22

Bob Greene, 2021 recipient of the Maine Historical Society’s Neal Allen Award, will be presenting two talks this week—one virtual for Maine's Lewiston Public Library and the other in person at Rockland Public Library. Hosted by the Lewiston Public Library Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 5:30 PM Register here for virtual talk Did you know that … Continue reading Events | Black History of Maine with Bob Greene, online 1/25/22 and in-person 1/27/22

Event | Portland’s Complicity in the Economics of Atlantic World African Enslavement on 1/29/22

Hosted by Spirits Alive Saturday, January 29 at 1:30 pm ET Register here Historian Seth Goldstein will discuss Portland’s complex relationship with Atlantic world African enslavement. Through a deep dive into what was known as “The West Indies Trade,” Seth will explain how various commodities like lumber and salt cod from Maine were shipped to … Continue reading Event | Portland’s Complicity in the Economics of Atlantic World African Enslavement on 1/29/22

ABB Event | Mutiny on the Rising Sun with Dr. Jared Hardesty on 1/27/22

Next up in our What Happened Here speaker series: a tragic tale of slavery, smuggling, and chocolate connected to Boston's Old North Church Hosted by Atlantic Black Box Thursday, January 27, 2022, 5:00 PM EST Register here On the night of June 1, 1743, terror struck the schooner Rising Sun. After completing a routine smuggling … Continue reading ABB Event | Mutiny on the Rising Sun with Dr. Jared Hardesty on 1/27/22

Tonight! ABB’s What Happened Here Series | Evicting Black Salem in 1790 at 5:00 pm

Probing the Archives with historian Beth Bower Hosted by Atlantic Black Box Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm ET Register here In December of 1790, the Selectmen of Salem, Massachusetts directed the town constable to notify or “warn” a list of 103 Black Salem households that if they were not “lawful” inhabitants of Salem … Continue reading Tonight! ABB’s What Happened Here Series | Evicting Black Salem in 1790 at 5:00 pm

Event | David Walker’s Appeal: The Pen as Sword on 12/15/21

With L'Merchie Frazier and Peter Snoad   Hosted by Old North Church Wednesday, December 15, 2021  7:00 – 8:30pmRSVP on Eventbrite Living as a Black abolitionist in Boston, David Walker published his Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World in 1829 and sent shockwaves across the nation. This revolutionary pamphlet called on enslaved people to revolt against … Continue reading Event | David Walker’s Appeal: The Pen as Sword on 12/15/21

ABB’s What Happened Here Series | Evicting Black Salem in 1790 on 12/16/21

Probing the Archives with historian Beth Bower Hosted by Atlantic Black Box Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm ET Register here In December of 1790, the Selectmen of Salem, Massachusetts directed the town constable to notify or “warn” a list of 103 Black Salem households that if they were not “lawful” inhabitants of Salem … Continue reading ABB’s What Happened Here Series | Evicting Black Salem in 1790 on 12/16/21

Event | Advocates of Freedom: African American Abolitionists in the British Isles on 11/18 @ 5

Hosted by Historic New England Thursday, November 18, 5:00 p.m. EST Register here This virtual talk by Dr. Hannah-Rose Murray examines how Black abolitionists—many of whom were based in Boston and the New England area—traveled to the British Isles during the nineteenth century to inform audiences about U.S. chattel slavery. These freedom fighters (including Frederick Douglass, … Continue reading Event | Advocates of Freedom: African American Abolitionists in the British Isles on 11/18 @ 5

ABB & IAA Event | Lives of Consequence: The Era of Slavery in Southern Maine on 11/18 @ 5 pm

Hosted by Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST Register here This month, Patricia Q. Wall will share results from nearly six years of meticulous research, refuting old myths about slavery’s rarity in New England and the false notion that it was of little impact on the … Continue reading ABB & IAA Event | Lives of Consequence: The Era of Slavery in Southern Maine on 11/18 @ 5 pm