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Unless otherwise noted, all lectures and book talks are held in the Slave Quarters located at 15 George Street in Medford, Massachusetts. Visit our Directions and Map page for more information. 

Join Us for our Giving Voice Fundraiser with Featured Speaker Historian Tiya Miles

Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Tiya Miles will be the featured speaker at our annual benefit event this fall. Professor Miles is the recipient of a 2011 MacArthur Foundation “genius grant”, and is a Professor of History at Harvard University and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

For more details, please visit our Giving Voice page. 

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Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds: A History of Slavery in New England

Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Jared Hardesty, Associate Professor of History at Western Washington University, will speak about his new book — due out in September.

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

Monday, November 4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Independent historian Kevin Levin — who blogs at Civil War Memory and spoke at our museum last fall about Confederate monuments and the memory of slavery — will discuss his new book, due out in September.

Black Radical: the Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Kerri Greenidge, Director of the American Studies Program at Tufts University and co-Director of the African American Trail Project at the Tufts Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, will discuss hew new book — due out in November.