Atlantic Black Box Project

The Atlantic Black Box Project

Researching and Reckoning with New England’s Past

Join members of the Atlantic Black Box Project for a two-part exploration of slavery in the North and New England’s complicity in the global economy of enslavement. Why have our history books and regional narratives left out this critical aspect of our past, along with the stories of local Black and Indigenous populations? What is the impact of these omissions on our students? Participate in this timely discussion about how unearthing local and regional history can help us to better navigate our present and our future as a community.


Meadow Dibble • Kate McMahon • Dustin Ward • Linda Ashe-Ford • Seth Goldstein

Event Flyers and Translations: Acholi, Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese

This event took place on March 18th and 24th, 2021. See below for recordings of the sessions and resources!

PART ONE:

PART TWO:

Resources for further reading and learning:

Atlantic Black Box Slide, Resources for Educators, and Referenced Texts can be found here.

Animation: The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes (2 min)

Podcast: Teaching Hard History Podcast: Slavery & the Northern Economy, with Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara (32 min)

TED Talk: The Danger of the Single Story, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (19 min)

Maine Calling: “Maine’s Role in the Slave Trade: Research Uncovers Significant Slave Trading in New England,” Kate McMahon & Meadow Dibble (52 min)