Kabria Baumgartner is Dean’s Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies and Associate Director of Public History at Northeastern University. She writes about the hidden, forgotten, and erased lived experiences of African-descended people in New England and the Atlantic World. She has authored numerous articles published in leading academic journals, and her book, In Pursuit of Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in Antebellum America (New York University Press, 2019), was recognized with several awards. Professor Baumgartner has also done extensive work in public history. For this talk, she will share compelling stories about Black history in Massachusetts to gain deeper appreciation of African American contributions as well as of the diversity among African-descended people who have called New England home for centuries.
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