Recovering Slavery in New England: The Atlantic Black Box Project
Thursday, September 23, 6 pm – 7 pm ET
Over 1,740 documented transatlantic slaving voyages were made on vessels constructed and registered in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut or having departed from their seaports, yet New England’s connection to the history of slavery remains largely untold. Atlantic Black Box is a grassroots historical recovery project that empowers communities throughout New England to research, reveal, and begin reckoning with the region’s complicity in the slave trade and the global economy of enslavement while recentering the stories of its racially marginalized groups. Join Dr. Meadow Dibble and Dr. Kate McMahon to learn more about the project and how you can join the movement to uncover New England’s historical role in the slave trade and the business of slavery and to recover the stories of the region’s Indigenous and African-descended communities.
Cost: Free and open to the public. Registration required.
Location: online via Zoom