Event | Traces of the Trade: Portsmouth’s Connection to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

A presentation by JerriAnne Boggis, Executive Director, Black Heritage Trial of New Hampshire Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 6:45pm Hosted By Virtual Gundalow Gatherings Register here Institutionalized slavery in Colonial America provided immense wealth and material culture to many European immigrants and their descendants.Portsmouth, like Newport RI, flourished as a shipbuilding city and like Newport, … Continue reading Event | Traces of the Trade: Portsmouth’s Connection to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

ABB Event | Whaling Captains of Color with Skip Finley on 4/29

ReMapping New England | 2021 Speaker Series Hosted by Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance Thursday, April 29, 2021 5:00-6:00 p.m. Register here ReMapping New England is an ongoing collaboration between Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance that aims to re-member our communities in all their diversity and radically shift public consciousness toward … Continue reading ABB Event | Whaling Captains of Color with Skip Finley on 4/29

Event | Archiving the Black Web National Forum

hosted by the Institute for Museum and Library Services April 29 & 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Register here The Archiving the Black Web National Forum will focus on strategies for collecting and preserving Black history and culture online as well as developing a community of practice for Black cultural memory organizations and practitioners interested … Continue reading Event | Archiving the Black Web National Forum

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: Patricia Q. Wall on The Era of Slavery in Southern Maine 3/25/21 @ 6 pm

Hosted by Rice Public Library Thursday, March 25, 6:00 PM register here Rice Public Library in Kittery, Maine presents historian and author, Patricia Q. Wall, to discuss the era of slavery in Southern Maine as revealed in her recently published book, 'Lives of Consequence: Blacks in Early Kittery & Berwick in the Massachusetts Province of … Continue reading Event: Patricia Q. Wall on The Era of Slavery in Southern Maine 3/25/21 @ 6 pm

Call For Papers: “Blackness in New England from Crispus Attucks to Ayanna Pressley”

A special issue of The New England Quarterly Guest editors: Kerri Greenidge (Tufts University) and Holly Jackson (UMass Boston) In Dusk of Dawn (1940), W.E.B. Du Bois referred to his New England boyhood in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, as being "shut in by its mountains and provincialism." Similarly, the Jamaican-born poet Claude McKay used "Spring in New Hampshire" (1922) … Continue reading Call For Papers: “Blackness in New England from Crispus Attucks to Ayanna Pressley”

Event: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in Massachusetts with David Mark 2/25/21

Presented by Maynard Public Library Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 pm Register here In celebration of Black History Month, Maynard author and historian David Mark will speak about Massachusetts’ history of slavery. Massachusetts was the first colony to legalize slavery (1641) and the first to end it (1783). A census conducted in 1754 reported that … Continue reading Event: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in Massachusetts with David Mark 2/25/21

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