Slavery in Maine
August 7 - August 8$100
August 7th and 8th, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For the first time the HHRC will present a program focusing on the facts, the effects, and legacy of slavery in Maine. Many people think that slavery is the “peculiar southern tradition” of the pre-Emancipation Proclamation days, but they are wrong. Slavery existed in Maine since the time of the first white settlers, and the profits from slavery helped to build several coastal communities. Dr. Kate McMahon, a Museum Specialist from the Center for the Study of Global Slavery at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture will be the special guest for this gripping and eye-opening workshop. The events of Maine’s history will be uncovered just in time to give ourselves a new and better understanding of some of the history that hasn’t been widely taught before.
Cost: $100, includes two new books on the topic, light breakfast, lunch, and snacks all day. Full Tuition Scholarships are available.
Who should attend: Current or pre-service K-12 ELA/English and Social Studies/History teachers.