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 Event | In Pursuit of Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in the Antebellum North with Dr. Kabria Baumgartner on 6/24

Hosted by Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance Thursday, June 24th at 5:00 pm Register here Join us for ReMapping New England, 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 truth. Uncovering the hidden role … Continue reading ABB Event | In Pursuit of Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in the Antebellum North with Dr. Kabria Baumgartner on 6/24

ABB Event | In Pursuit of Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in the Antebellum North with Dr. Kabria Baumgartner on 6/24

Hosted by Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance Thursday, June 24th at 5:00 pm Register here Join us for ReMapping New England, 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 truth. Uncovering the hidden role … Continue reading ABB Event | In Pursuit of Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in the Antebellum North with Dr. Kabria Baumgartner on 6/24

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”

Freeing Eral Lonnon: a Mashpee Indian Presumed a Fugitive Slave in Louisiana, and the Role of Native People in the History of Judicial Abolition in Massachusetts

A summary essay about the 1839 report on the deliverance of Massachusetts citizens liable to be sold as slaves in slave states and a 1936 reference book on historical Massachusetts judicial cases involving people of color By Edward L. Bell scholarly researcher and writer in New England history Abstract: The 1839 Massachusetts legislative Report on … Continue reading Freeing Eral Lonnon: a Mashpee Indian Presumed a Fugitive Slave in Louisiana, and the Role of Native People in the History of Judicial Abolition in Massachusetts