Atlantic Black Box: Researching New England’s Complicity in Slavery

Chapel in the Pines Sunday Program for June 19, 2022 via Zoom only

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass famously asked, “What to the slave is the Fourth of July?” On Sunday, June 19, Meadow Dibble will ask members of the Nauset Fellowship and their guests to consider “What to the Cape Codder is Juneteenth?” What, in other words, do we have to do with slavery? As the Founding Director of Atlantic Black Box, Meadow will share the discoveries that caused her to launch this grassroots public history project that empowers communities throughout New England to take up the critical work of researching and reckoning with our region’s complicity in the economy of enslavement.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Meeting platform will open at 9:30 for informal socializing. Program will begin promptly at 10:00. All are welcome.

Meadow Dibble, Ph.D. is Director of Community-Engaged Research at the Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous, and Tribal Populations in Maine and a Visiting Scholar at Brown University’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. She received her Ph.D. from Brown’s Department of French and taught Francophone African literature at Colby College from 2005–08. Originally from Cape Cod, Meadow lived for six years on Senegal’s Cape Verde peninsula.