African Americans in Essex County

Friday, February 26

1:00 p.m.

Virtual Lecture Series


Free for CAM members; $10 for nonmembers

Dr. Kabria Baumgartner and Dr. Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello

African Americans in Essex County
Presented by Dr. Kabria Baumgartner and Dr. Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello

Dr. Baumgartner, Associate Professor of American Studies, Faculty Fellow for Equity and Inclusion at the University of New Hampshire and Dr. Duclos-Orsello, Chair and Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies & Coordinator of American Studies at Salem State University have spent the past two years visiting historic repositories throughout Essex County, including the Cape Ann Museum, to collect, compile, and catalog the rich history of African Americans in this area. Their report, African Americans in Essex County, was funded by the National Park Service and will be released later this spring.

In this virtual discussion, learn about the impetus behind the project, what they have learned, and their ten recommendations for how local individuals and institutions can celebrate and support African American History in Essex County.

For more information please call (978)283-0455 x110 or email info@capeannmuseum.org.

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