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June 2, 2022
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Celebrate Juneteenth North of Boston This June

by Felicia Cheney
Juneteenth falls every year on June 19th, and with so many cities across the commonwealth planning great events this month, there are lots of ways for you to show up and celebrate! What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth is an American Holiday that commemorates June 19, 1865, the date that enslaved Black people of Galveston, Texas, learned that President Abraham Lincoln had
June 2, 2022
April 22, 2022
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Continuing the race inequity discussion in Salem 

by Felicia Cheney
Racism is a terrible thing, says Shawn Newton, former chair of Salem’s Race Equity Task Force. “But the topic shouldn’t make people feel guilty. We can’t change the past.”  The future is another story. The city of Salem and those at The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association believe that change is possible, and it starts with conversation. Meetings
April 22, 2022
April 12, 2022
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PEM Spotlights the Ongoing Fight for Educational Equality with new exhibition

by Felicia Cheney
The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents an exhibition drawn from its Phillips Library collection that explores how the 19th century struggle for educational rights began in Salem and led to equal education advocacy and reform across America. Thanks to the heroic effort by Black youth activists, students and parents, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts became the first state to outlaw school
April 12, 2022
March 18, 2022
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Gables’ discussion series to explore racial inequities

by Felicia Cheney
Racial inequities in Salem and strategies for addressing these inequities are the subjects of a new, four-part discussion series at The House of the Seven Gables this spring. In 2020 Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll appointed a task force to look at racial inequities within the city’s systems and procedures. The city published the results of the task force’s inquiries last
March 18, 2022
February 3, 2022
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Salem Maritime publishes a new guide to uncovering Black history in Essex County

by Felicia Cheney
Salem Maritime National Historic Site is pleased to announce the online publication of African Americans in Essex County, Massachusetts: An Annotated Guide. The guide follows a two-year project, funded by the National Park Service and administered by the Organization of American Historians, to identify resources on Black history in Essex County archives.   The report identifies a systemic exclusion and marginalization of
February 3, 2022
February 1, 2022
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10 Films and TV Shows to Stream for Black History Month

by Felicia Cheney
Celebrating Black History and Black Excellence extends beyond the month of February. Here is our roundup of organizations and thought leaders to follow all year round. Want to celebrate and learn more about Black Excellence, Black History, and Black Joy? Here are some of the best films and tv series that will help you do just that. 10 Films and TV Shows
February 1, 2022
February 1, 2022
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10 Films and TV Shows to Stream for Black History Month

by Felicia Cheney
Celebrating Black History and Black Excellence extends beyond the month of February. Here is our roundup of organizations and thought leaders to follow all year round. Want to celebrate and learn more about Black Excellence, Black History, and Black Joy? Here are some of the best films and tv series that will help you do just that. 10 Films and TV Shows
February 1, 2022
February 1, 2022
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Black History Month: Where to Celebrate Black Excellence North of Boston and Beyond

by Felicia Cheney
February is Black History Month and Black History is everyone’s history. Black history is also the history of Black Excellence and the celebration of all the incredible black voices in the North Shore Community and beyond, both past and present. Editor’s Note: Celebrating Black History and Black Excellence extends beyond the month of February. Here is our roundup of organizations
February 1, 2022
February 1, 2022
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Black History Month: Where to Celebrate Black Excellence North of Boston and Beyond

by Felicia Cheney
February is Black History Month and Black History is everyone’s history. Black history is also the history of Black Excellence and the celebration of all the incredible black voices in the North Shore Community and beyond, both past and present. Editor’s Note: Celebrating Black History and Black Excellence extends beyond the month of February. Here is our roundup of organizations
February 1, 2022
January 12, 2022
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#NotJustOneDay – A Year of Black Excellence in 2022

by Felicia Cheney
Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy extends far beyond what can be shared on the third Monday in January each year. So, instead of limiting the amplification of his efforts to a single day, why not follow activists and leaders who are helping to carry his vision into the future? “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” Dr. Martin Luther
January 12, 2022