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
Hosted by Maine Maritime Museum Thursday, May 19, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Register here Kate McMahon, a leading scholar in New England’s complicity in the Atlantic Slave Trade, will share her latest research that implicates Maine ship captains, shipbuilding families, and the direct and indirect ways Maine’s shipbuilding industry perpetuated an American economy … Continue reading Event | Maine Seafaring Families and the Atlantic Slave Trade
Harvard’s motto, Veritas, inscribed on gates, doorways, and sculptures all over campus, demands of us truth. On April 26, 2022, Harvard President Larry Bacow released the Report of the Committee on Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery, accepted the committee’s recommendations in full, and announced a historic commitment of $100 million to fund their implementation. … Continue reading Report of the Presidential Committee on Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery
Hosted by Indigo Arts Alliance and Atlantic Black Box Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm ETIn-person and virtual event Register here On April 14th at 6pm, join Indigo Arts Alliance and Atlantic Black Box for ReMAPping New England: Reclaiming Legacy. ReMAPping New England is a historical recovery project aimed at inscribing effaced narratives both … Continue reading ABB & IAA Event | ReMAPping New England: Reclaiming Legacy with Tanya Crane and The Haus of Glitter on 4/14/22
By Kathleen Sullivan We were at the turn around point in our walk, standing at the foot of a granite pier at the end of Wolf Neck Rd., used by ships in the 1800’s for loading and unloading trade goods, mostly granite. Or so it has been said. The day was cold, but the sun … Continue reading The Secret of Porters Landing
By Anne Farrow Captain Dudley Saltonstall is best known in Maine and national history for his disastrous leadership during the Penobscot Expedition in 1779, and for a rout which resulted in the loss of more than forty ships and the end of his naval career. Sometimes called the worst naval disaster in American history before … Continue reading Dudley Saltonstall’s Other Career
SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS WILL REIMAGINE NEW ENGLAND’S PAST Learn more and apply here During the summer of 2022, Munson Institute classes will be a part of the Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty and Freedom project. The Frank C. Munson Institute at Mystic Seaport Museum, in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice … Continue reading Opportunity | Summer Fellowships for Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty, and Freedom
Summer 2022 | Monday, June 6 through Friday, August 12, 2022 Learn more here Spend your summer on the banks of the beautiful Mystic River as you learn more about museums and the maritime world. The summer internship program at Mystic Seaport Museum is for college students interested in pursuing a career in museum studies, … Continue reading Opportunity | Mystic Seaport Museum Summer Internship
Hosted by Historic Beverly Wednesday, February 16, 7:00 pm $10 / free for members Register here Have you ever wondered about some of the earliest African-Americans in Beverly? Explore a few of their stories through objects and documents in Historic Beverly’s collection during this virtual program. We will show you how some Beverly citizens participated in the slave trade … Continue reading Event | Beverly’s Enslaved and Freed on 2/16/22
Discover the stories of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who lived and worked in Marblehead through the 19th century. The purpose of this database is to shed light on the diverse individuals who contributed to the Marblehead community. Written in an accessible narrative form, the database is built for genealogists, researchers, students, and … Continue reading Resource | Online Database Documenting Free and Enslaved People of Color in Marblehead, Mass
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
Hosted by Maine Maritime Museum February 9, 2022 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm Register here https://www.mainemaritimemuseum.org/event/maine-and-the-economics-of-enslavement/ About the speaker Seth Goldstein, M.A. is Education Coordinator for Atlantic Black Box. He grew up on Cape Cod, where he developed his passion for maritime history. Seth received his B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz … Continue reading Event | Maine and the Economics of Enslavement with ABB’s Seth Goldstein on 2/9/22
"We know the names of the slavers and slave traders. We need to add the names of the enslaved."
Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson will examine the history of the slave trade and slavery in the American North. Guiding listeners through the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts to present day racism in New England, she'll underscore the ways in which what occurred in the past had real implications on how the world and power are understood today.
Hosted by New York University's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Tuesday Feb. 1, 2022 12:30pm - 2:00pm Register Here Abraham Liddell, Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Columbia University will present the talk "Cape Verde and the Early Modern Black Atlantic" as a part of the lecture series "Charting the Portuguese Black Atlantic" at New … Continue reading Event today | Cape Verde and the Early Modern Black Atlantic with Abraham Liddell
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
Help Carol track the man who sold her ancestors "Partridge Thatcher was a resident of New Milford, Connecticut. Around the year 1749, he purchased two enslaved children from a man named Captain Jabez Dean of Norwich, according to the book History of New Milford and Bridgewater, Connecticut, written in 1882. I am descended from these children. Their … Continue reading Call for Volunteers | A descendant is requesting research assistance
Bob Greene, 2021 recipient of the Maine Historical Society’s Neal Allen Award, will be presenting two talks this week—one virtual for Maine's Lewiston Public Library and the other in person at Rockland Public Library. Hosted by the Lewiston Public Library Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 5:30 PM Register here for virtual talk Did you know that … Continue reading Events | Black History of Maine with Bob Greene, online 1/25/22 and in-person 1/27/22
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, 5:00 PM EST Register here On the night of June 1, 1743, terror struck the schooner Rising Sun. After completing a routine smuggling … Continue reading ABB Event | Mutiny on the Rising Sun with Dr. Jared Hardesty on 1/27/22
Crowdsourcing History A question from Barbara Brown of Hidden Brookline Was Senator George Cabot (1752-1823) an enslaver? If so, then his name should be added to the Washington Post’s list (1/10/22) of 1,700+ known enslavers who served in the U.S. House or Senate. As Cabot lived in Brookline, Hidden Brookline: Slavery & Freedom would also … Continue reading Query: Was Senator George Cabot (1752-1823) an enslaver?