Call for Volunteers | A descendant is requesting research assistance

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

Events | Black History of Maine with Bob Greene, online 1/25/22 and in-person 1/27/22

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

ABB Event | Mutiny on the Rising Sun with Dr. Jared Hardesty on 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

Query: Was Senator George Cabot (1752-1823) an enslaver?

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?

Webinar for Educators: Resources and strategies for examining U.S. history using The 1619 Project

Hosted by the Pulitzer Center November 21, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET Click here to register The 1619 Project from The New York Times Magazine aims to reframe U.S. history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative. It includes … Continue reading Webinar for Educators: Resources and strategies for examining U.S. history using The 1619 Project

Opportunity | SlaveVoyages Postdoctoral Fellowship

2022-2023 APPLY HERE The SlaveVoyages Consortium, in conjunction with the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research of Harvard University, invites applications for a one-year, non-renewable postdoctoral fellowship connected with the SlaveVoyages website. We seek to engage and collaborate with the next generation of scholars who will use, expand, and ultimately sustain this digital … Continue reading Opportunity | SlaveVoyages Postdoctoral Fellowship

Event | “Abolitionist Cotton Capitalists” with Dr. Kate McMahon on 10/28/21

Hosted by the Freeport Historical Society Maine, Slavery, and the Trade of Enslaved Africans, 1830-1865 Thu, Oct 28, 2021, 6:30 PM EDT Dr. McMahon’s past research interests include African American communities in northern New England from the colonial period through 1865. More recently, her research has focused on the connections between northern New England and … Continue reading Event | “Abolitionist Cotton Capitalists” with Dr. Kate McMahon on 10/28/21

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

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

Event | Transatlantic Slavery Symposium 8/9-13

Hosted by Benjamin Franklin House in London, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello Register here The Transatlantic Slavery Symposium is a joint venture between the Robert H. Smith Scholarship Centre at Benjamin Franklin House in London, the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, … Continue reading Event | Transatlantic Slavery Symposium 8/9-13