Event | Boston at 200: Where We Were, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going

Hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society Monday, May 9, 2022, 6:00PM - 7:30PM This is a hybrid event. The in-person reception starts at 5:30 and the program will began at 6:00.  Register to attend online Register to attend in person Panelists:Robert Allison, Suffolk UniversityKarilyn Crockett, MITKerri Greenidge, Tufts UniversityPeter Drummey, MHSLuc Schuster, Boston Indicators Remarks: Councilor Ed … Continue reading Event | Boston at 200: Where We Were, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going

Event | Cuban Slavery and Northern Wealth: The Gibsons’ Time in Cuba on 2/15/22

A presentation by Stephen Chambers and Maddie Webster Hosted by The Gibson House Museum Tuesday, February 15, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom Register here In the 1830s, John Gardiner Gibson, the patriarch of the Gibson family, worked as a sugar trader for a major Cuban export company. At the time, Cuba was on the way to … Continue reading Event | Cuban Slavery and Northern Wealth: The Gibsons’ Time in Cuba on 2/15/22

ABB event tonight | Mutiny on the Rising Sun with Dr. Jared Hardesty @ 5 pm

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 at 5:00 pm ET Register here On the night of June 1, 1743, terror struck the schooner Rising Sun. After completing a routine … Continue reading ABB event tonight | Mutiny on the Rising Sun with Dr. Jared Hardesty @ 5 pm

Event | Mutiny on the Rising Sun: Slavery, Smuggling, and Chocolate at Old North with Dr. Jared Hardesty on 11/3/21

Hosted by Old North Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 7:00 – 8:30pm Register here Join historian Jared Ross Hardesty on Zoom for a discussion about his new book, Mutiny on the Rising Sun: A Tragic Tale of Slavery, Smuggling, and Chocolate. On the night of June 1, 1743, terror struck the schooner Rising Sun. After completing a routine … Continue reading Event | Mutiny on the Rising Sun: Slavery, Smuggling, and Chocolate at Old North with Dr. Jared Hardesty on 11/3/21

Short film series: Imagining the Age of Phillis

Commissioned by Revolutionary Spaces Watch now Revolutionary Spaces has commissioned a short film series called Imagining the Age of Phillis to bring a selection of the poems by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers to life. The poems and films explore the world of 18th-century Boston through the lens of Phillis Wheatley Peters's identity and experiences. They were shot on … Continue reading Short film series: Imagining the Age of Phillis

Event tomorrow: Safe Harbor, Boston’s Maritime Underground Railroad

Presented by Boston Public Library and the National Parks Service Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Register here During the years preceding the American Civil War, Boston served as one of the most important stops on the Underground Railroad. Did you know that many of the fugitives escaping from enslavement came to … Continue reading Event tomorrow: Safe Harbor, Boston’s Maritime Underground Railroad

Event: Attucks and the Birth of a Nation

Hosted by Revolutionary Spaces Wednesday, January 27, at 5 p.m. ETRegister here Join Revolutionary Spaces on Wed, Jan. 27, at 5 p.m. ET as we continue our Reflecting Attucks programming with Attucks and the Birth of Nation, where we'll explore how William Monroe Trotter, a prominent Black Boston activist, protested D.W. Griffith's racist film The Birth of a Nation by invoking … Continue reading Event: Attucks and the Birth of a Nation

Event: “For the Common Benefit of the Place” Black Freedom in Early Boston

Wednesday, August 19th | 7:00 pmOld North Digital Speaker SeriesRegister here Public historian and local author Alex Goldfeld will give an illustrated presentation on Boston's African-American community in the 1600s. He will draw on his graduate research in The History of the Streets of Boston's North End to speak about life for Boston's earliest black residents. The … Continue reading Event: “For the Common Benefit of the Place” Black Freedom in Early Boston