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African American History Sites and Resources in New England

African American History Sites and Resources in New England
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In addition to sources named here, most New England college and university Africana studies departments offer online resource lists and links to other Web sites. For museums, historic sites, tours, and similar venues, remember to call ahead to confirm schedules and hours of operation.

Connecticut

Prudence Crandall Museum
1 South Canterbury Road
Canterbury, CT
860-546-7800

Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance & Abolition
MacMillan Center, Yale University
Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave.
New Haven, CT
203-432-3339

Slavery & Freedom in New England
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Complicity: A Special Issue of Northeast Magazine
Hartford Courant

Beyond Complicity: A Special Issue of Northeast Magazine
Hartford Courant

Mattatuck Museum
144 West Main St.
Waterbury, CT
203-753-0381

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
77 Forest St.
Hartford, CT
860-522-9258

Freedom Schooner Amistad
746 Chapel St. #300
New Haven, CT
866-264-7823, 203-495-1839

Exploring Amistad
Mystic Seaport
75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT
888.973.2767, 860.572.5315

Connecticut Freedom Trail & Connecticut Underground Railroad

Mattatuck Museum: Fortune’s Story: fortunestory.org/

Mystic Seaport: Black Hands, Blue Seas: mysticseaport.org

 

Maine

Voices of Maine: Visible Black History

Portland Freedom Trail
Portland, ME
207-591-9980

Maine’s Underground Railroad: wabi.tv/news/5660/maines-underground-railroad-part-one
wabi.tv/news/5661/maines-underground-railroad-part-two

Massachusetts

Boston African American National Historic Site & Black Heritage Trail
Boston, MA
617-742-5415

Museum of African American History
46 Joy St.
Boston, MA
617-725-0022

African American Patriots Tour
Freedom Trail Foundation
Boston, MA
617-357-8300

W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research
Harvard University
104 Mt. Auburn St. #3R
Cambridge, MA
617-495-8508

Black History Trail on Nantucket
Whaling Museum
Jct. Broad & South Beach Sts.
Nantucket, MA
508-228-9833

African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard
West Tisbury, MA

Upper Housatonic Valley African American Trail
Great Barrington, MA
413-528-3391

W.E.B. Du Bois Boyhood Homesite
Church St.
Great Barrington, MA

Du Bois Central
University of Massachusetts/Amherst

Underground Railroad: Essex National Heritage Area: essexheritage.org/newimages/walksandtours/essexabolition/essexabolition.pdf

Salem: African American Heritage Sites
essexheritage.org/newimages/walksandtours/africanheritage/africanheritagesalem.pdf
boston.com/travel/explorene/massachusetts/articles/2011/02/27/27salemart/?page=full

Mass. Historical Society: African Americans and the End of Slavery in Massachusetts: masshist.org/endofslavery/

Mass. African American Heritage Bicycling Network: afrobikema.org/

Memorial Hall Museum
americancenturies.mass.edu/activities/afram/index.html

http://www.americancenturies.mass.edu/activities/afram/more.html


memorialhall.mass.edu/classroom/curriculum_12th/unit1/lesson9/lucy_terry.html

Doctoring Freedom: alumni.williams.edu/doctoringfreedom

Springfield City Library: Black History Month: springfieldlibrary.org/blackhistory.html

Springfield Technical Community College
Our Plural History: ourpluralhistory.stcc.edu/
Resisting Slavery: ourpluralhistory.stcc.edu/resistingslavery/index.html
Civil Rights: ourpluralhistory.stcc.edu/recentarrivals/civilrights.html

New Hampshire

Hannah Davis/Amos Fortune Historical Marker
Old Burying Ground
Route 124
Jaffrey Center, NH

Amos Fortune Homestead
Amos Fortune Road (off Route 137)
Jaffrey, NH

Amos Fortune Forum
Jaffrey Center, NH

Harriet E. Wilson Memorial
Bicentennial Park
Milford, NH

Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail
Portsmouth, NH

Black Portsmouth
by Mark Samons and Valerie Cunningham

Seacoast African American Cultural Center
135 Daniel St.
Portsmouth, NH
603-436-6027

Harriet Wilson Project: harrietwilsonproject.org/

Seacoast African American Cultural Center
10 Middle St.
Portsmouth, NH
603-430-6027

http://saacc-nh.org/

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Black Heritage Society & Creative Survival Exhibit
65 Weybosset St., Arcade #29
Providence, RI
401-751-3490

Brown University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice
Providence, RI

Voyage of the Slave Ship Sally
Brown University
Providence, RI

The Archaeology of College Hill: The Brown Family

proteus.brown.edu/archaeologyofcollegehill/6753


proteus.brown.edu/archaeologyofcollegehill/6759


proteus.brown.edu/archaeologyofcollegehill/6760


proteus.brown.edu/archaeologyofcollegehill/6822


proteus.brown.edu/archaeologyofcollegehill/6827


proteus.brown.edu/archaeologyofcollegehill/6761

The Moses Brown Papers: rihs.org/mssinv/Mss313.htm

Sins of Our Fathers“: brownalumnimagazine.com/content/view/958/40/

Brown University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice: http://www.brown.edu/Research/Slavery_Justice/index.html

Rhode Island Historical Society
The John Brown House: rihs.org/museums_jbh.html

Ruth Simmons Lecture: Hidden in Plain Sight: joh.cam.ac.uk/cms_misc/media/chapel_and_choir/Ruth_Simmons_Mar07.pdf

Inheriting the Trade: inheritingthetrade.com/

Traces of the Trade: pbs.org/pov/tracesofthetrade/

Sons of Providence: amazon.com/gp/product/0743266870/sr=8-1/qid=1148476507/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-4203580-4081656?%5Fencoding=UTF8

Vermont

Rokeby Museum
& Underground Railroad Site
4334 Route 7
Ferrisburgh, VT
802.877.3406

African American Experience in Vermont
Vermont Public Radio

New York

New-York Historical Society
Slavery in New York: slaveryinnewyork.org/

New-York Historical Society
New York Divided: nydivided.org/VirtualExhibit/

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: nypl.org/locations/schomburg

Lest We Forget: The Triumph Over Slavery: digital.nypl.org/lwf/english/site/flash.html

Welcome to Harlem: welcometoharlem.com/page/168395/

Columbia University Center for Contemporary Black History: columbia.edu/cu/ccbh/index.html

Mapping the African American Past: maap.columbia.edu/

New York’s African Burial Ground
National Monument: nps.gov/afbg/index.htm
Overview: : africanburialground.gov/ABG_Main.htm

North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association: http://northcountryundergroundrailroad.com/museum.php

African American General Resources

New England Historic Site Collaborative: Slavery and Reform: americanantiquarian.org/nehsc/reform.htm

The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: http://hitchcock.itc.virginia.edu/Slavery/index.php

National Trust for Historic Preservation: Mapping African American Historic Places in the Northeast
preservationnation.org/resources/case-studies/african-american-historic-places/case-study-mapping-african-american-northeast-region-trevor-johnson.html

Amistad Digital Resource: http://www.amistadresource.org/index.html

In Motion: The African American Migration Experience
inmotionaame.org/home.cfm;jsessionid=f830782701323704718680?bhcp=1

Black Past

http://blackpast.org/

National Register of Historic Places: Aboard the Underground Railroad
nps.gov/history/nr/travel/underground/index.htm

National Geographic Underground Railroad
nationalgeographic.com/railroad/j1.html

Slavery in America
slaveryinamerica.org/home.htm

Slavery in the North
slavenorth.com/

American Antiquarian Society
americanantiquarian.org/africanamerican.htm

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
nmaahc.si.edu/

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

http://www.freedomcenter.org/

Underground Railroad Foundation
ugrrf.org/

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