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Historical Society Participates in Creative Economy Roundtable

At a recent creative economy roundtable participants made powerful arguments for why arts organizations generate long-term economic renewal in ways that can’t be captured by traditional short-term fiscal impact assessments. The evidence they gave provides an example of why we need multidimensional approaches when evaluating economic development spending. read full story

First Annual Sustainability Workshop for African American Historic Sites

On January 21, 2010, the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Northeast Office, in partnership with the John Nicholas Brown Center at Brown University and The 1772 Foundation, convened representatives from 24 African American sites, from Maine to Delaware, in Providence, Rhode Island for a two-day sustainability workshop.  A diversity of places were represented, and the […]

City students discover slavery still exists

City middle school students are taking a page from the city’s abolitionist history to combat modern-day slavery. Wednesday marks the 60th anniversary of the United Nation’s International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. To call attention to modern-day human trafficking and child labor, Roosevelt and Normandin middle schools are holding assemblies Wednesday morning as part […]

Teaching a lesson on slavery

Slavery, often thought to be an ugly fact of the past, was at the forefront Wedneday at Roosevelt and Normandin middle schools. Students and staff observed United Nations International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, declared 60 years ago to bring awareness to plight of the approximately 27 million people in the world languishing under […]

SouthCoast marks moment with its own inaugural balls

Washington, D.C., was not alone in its inaugural celebrations Tuesday night. SouthCoast had a strong showing as well, with hundreds of people attending local balls to commemorate the inauguration of Barack Obama. read full story See the photo gallery | click here

Remembering the Black Yankee

Over 100 area residents turned out to last week’s poetry reading by former New Bedford Poet Laureate Everett Hoagland at the Ocean Explorium, entitled: “Black Hands, White Sails: A Meditation on Blacks in the Maritime Trades”, in which Westport’s renowned Captain Paul Cuffe (1759-1817) had a starring role.  read full story