Dr. Kate McMahon, a Museum Specialist at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture’s Center for the Study of Global Slavery, talks with Jamie Rice of the Maine Historical Society about Maine’s Complex Relationship with the Slave Economy & the Global Slave Trade on June 4, 2020.

Dr. Meadow Dibble, Founding Director of Atlantic Black Box and Visiting Scholar at Brown University’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, describes the genesis and mission of ABB for the CAIS “Teaching Hard History” event held on August 3 & 4, 2020. This portion of the event starts at 1:28.

Seth Goldstein, who teaches History at the Maine College of Art, presents “A People’s (Virtual) Walking Tour of Portland” at a gathering hosted by Maine Conservation Voters. The tour walks us through the history of the First Peoples in the region, the French and Indian Wars and virgin soil epidemics, the African Diaspora and Maine’s maritime industry, as well as Portland’s role as a hub of the Underground Railroad. 

Atlantic Black Box “Galvanizing for Action” event of June 12, 2020 that convened a coalition of scholars, Indigenous and African Diasporic leaders, racial justice activists, archivists, K-12 educators, museum curators, and descendants to discuss collective action on multiple fronts. Password: 4U!Vmyn?

Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries of The Ohio State University and host of the Teaching Hard History podcast presents on “Teaching Hard History: Slavery in Connecticut and the North” at a two-day event hosted by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools on August 3 & 4, 2020.

Representative Patricia Wilson Pheanious and Founding Director Dennis Culliton present the Witness Stones Project, which seeks to restore the memory and honor the contributions of enslaved individuals throughout New England and beyond.

Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara, Atlantic Black Box board member and author of Dark Work, discusses in a CNN interview the historical context concerning the protest and violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 30, 2020.

Meadow Dibble presents the Atlantic Black Box Project at a Lunch & Learn event hosted by Maine Conservation Voters on July 24, 2020.