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Highfield Hall and Waquoit Congregational Church are partnering to bring the historical recovery organization, Atlantic Black Box (ABB), to Falmouth for a presentation on researching Cape Cod history.  This lecture will be held at the Waquoit Congregational Church.

This area has deep and longstanding ties to slavery that many are unaware of. Black and indigenous people were enslaved in households across the peninsula; local sea captains participated in the transatlantic slave trade; and merchant vessels plied a well-worn trade route down the eastern seaboard.

ABB empowers communities to research and begin reckoning with New England’s role in colonization and the global economy of enslavement. This presentation will provide participants with a new lens through which to view the region’s past and tools to begin exploring local history to better inform racial equity and justice initiatives in the present.

Speaker, Meadow Dibble of ABB, will offer an overview of the region’s involvement with the global economy of enslavement, exploring what we now know, what we have yet to learn, how we came to suffer from collective amnesia, and why there is a role for us to play in the work of historical recovery as we seek to cultivate inclusive and equitable communities today.

Q&A will follow. This event is free, but we invite you to register for planning purposes. 

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