Event | Portland’s Complicity in African Enslavement on 5/29

Hosted by First Parish Unitarian Universalist Sunday, May 29, 2022, at 10 a.m.First Parish Unitarian Universalist425 Congress St.Portland, Maine Seth Goldstein, instructor at Maine College of Art and educational director of Atlantic Black Box, will speak Sunday, May 29, 2022, at 10 a.m. at First Parish Unitarian Universalist, 425 Congress St. His two-part talk will … Continue reading Event | Portland’s Complicity in African Enslavement on 5/29

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 & IAA event today! Portland’s African Heritage Guided Tour

A guided tour of Portland’s history with Atlantic Black Box followed by an art workshop with Indigo Arts Alliance Tuesday, August 10, 2021 from 3:30 pm - 6:15 pm 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 … Continue reading ABB & IAA event today! Portland’s African Heritage Guided Tour

ABB & IAA Event | Portland’s African Heritage Guided Tour & Art Workshop on 7/20

A guided tour of Portland’s history with Atlantic Black Box followed by an art workshop with Indigo Arts Alliance Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from 3:30 pm - 6:15 pm 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 … Continue reading ABB & IAA Event | Portland’s African Heritage Guided Tour & Art Workshop on 7/20

ReMapping Event | Guided Tour: A People’s History of Portland on 6/29

Tuesday, June 29 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pmA People’s History of Portland Hosted by Atlantic Black Box & Indigo Arts Alliance Register here Taking inspiration from Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, this tour through Portland’s Old Port highlights the stories of the city’s historically marginalized communities. From the colonial assault … Continue reading ReMapping Event | Guided Tour: A People’s History of Portland on 6/29

Event: Seth Goldstein Offers a Virtual Guided Tour of Portland’s Old Port

Hosted by Maine College of Art Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:15 amfree and open to the public | follow link to join event J.B. Brown Sugar House, from the collections of Maine Historical Society Historian Seth Goldstein will take you on a virtual walking tour of Portland's Old Port Neighborhood. Topics discussed will include … Continue reading Event: Seth Goldstein Offers a Virtual Guided Tour of Portland’s Old Port

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