Virtual : Archived Presentations
NEW ENGLAND’S ROLE IN THE SLAVE TRADE
Session 2 - Atlantic Black Box: collectively rewriting the story of New England
New England has long repressed the memory of its complicity in Atlantic world slavery, just as our dominant narrative has occluded the stories of the region's free and enslaved Black and Indigenous populations. Despite these gaping holes in the historical record, by collaborating to perform concerted research at the local level we can work to recover our collective memory. Atlantic Black Box empowers communities throughout New England to perform a deep audit of local and state archives and to read and interpret their findings through the lens of racial history. Participants will acquire foundational knowledge about this emerging field of scholarship and will learn how to take the first steps on the journey of historical recovery.