CCI/ABB Event | Anti-Racism Organizing in Maine on 10/16

It's happening! A day-long virtual gathering to deepen local, anti-racist organizing and action in Maine. Co-hosted by Community Change Inc. and Atlantic Black Box Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:00AM — 4:30PM Eastern Time Register here shining a light on Maine & New England's role in the slave trade and the global economy of enslavement witnessing … Continue reading CCI/ABB Event | Anti-Racism Organizing in Maine on 10/16

Event | Dawnland Film and Discussion 10/11

Indigenous People’s Day October 11, 2021 at 6:00 PM Don't miss this unique opportunity to engage with a few of the women who created Wabanaki REACH and the historic Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The documentary film about their work, Dawnland, will be available to view online prior to the panel discussion.  Dawnland is a … Continue reading Event | Dawnland Film and Discussion 10/11

ABB Event | A People’s History of Portland, Guided Tour

Hosted by Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance A guided tour highlighting the stories of Portland's historically marginalized communities Register here Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance invite you to engage with memory, art, and place through the latest offering in our ReMapping New England series. Taking inspiration from Howard Zinn's A People's … Continue reading ABB Event | A People’s History of Portland, Guided Tour

ABB & IAA Event | Juneteenth! Celebrating Portland’s African Heritage and Creative Resistance

A Guided Tour of Portland’s African Heritage & Woodblock Printing Workshop Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance invite you to engage with memory, art, and place through the latest offering in our ReMapping New England series: Portland’s African Heritage Tour and Block Printing Workshop. In celebration of Juneteenth, participants will be guided on a … Continue reading ABB & IAA Event | Juneteenth! Celebrating Portland’s African Heritage and Creative Resistance

ABB & IAA Event | Juneteenth! Celebrating Portland’s African Heritage and Creative Resistance

A Guided Tour of Portland’s African Heritage & Woodblock Printing Workshop Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance invite you to engage with memory, art, and place through the latest offering in our ReMapping New England series: Portland’s African Heritage Tour and Block Printing Workshop. In celebration of Juneteenth, participants will be guided on a … Continue reading ABB & IAA Event | Juneteenth! Celebrating Portland’s African Heritage and Creative Resistance

Advocacy Alert: Hearing on Offensive Place Names in Maine Today

A public hearing for bill LD 1591 sponsored by Rep. Rachel Talbot Ross—"Resolve, Directing the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry To Identify Places with Offensive Names and Methods of Changing Those Names”—takes place today, Thursday, May 13 at 9:00 am before the Judiciary. Please consider offering testimony in favor of this important bill.  Some context Rep. Gerald Talbot … Continue reading Advocacy Alert: Hearing on Offensive Place Names in Maine Today

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

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: 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”

Munjoy Hill’s 19th Century African-American Community

By Kate Burch, Greater Portland Landmarks Portland’s Black Communities have been shaping the city’s history, landscapes, and architecture for hundreds of years. In the 19th century, Portland was a stop on the Underground Railroad and was home to a thriving community of free Black people who worked the waterfront or the commercial railroads. Surviving historic … Continue reading Munjoy Hill’s 19th Century African-American Community