Dr. Kabria Baumgartner and Dr. Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello have spent the past two years visiting historic repositories throughout Essex County to collect, compile, and catalog the rich history of African Americans in this area. There are a wide range of stories and accounts of Black women in these collections and repositories. However, there is no singular Black woman’s story; there is richness and diversity in the lives they lived.
Black women built lives, careers, and families; fought for change; survived and resisted oppression in a myriad of ways; and spoke out boldly for themselves and others. In this virtual presentation, learn about the impetus behind the project, what they have learned, and how local residents, organizations, and institutions can honor the stories of Black women in Essex County.
Presented by Dr. Kabria Baumgartner, Associate Professor of American Studies, Faculty Fellow for Equity and Inclusion at the University of New Hampshire and Dr. Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello, Chair and Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies & Coordinator of American Studies at Salem State University.