Acadia Senior College


Maine's Role in the Atlantic Slave Economy

April 27, 2022

12:00 Noon

Online presentation

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In this program, Luke Gates-Milardo will present documents and artifacts from Maine Maritime Museum's collection to shed light on Maine's â€‹role in the Atlantic slave economy. He will discuss the research challenges involved in uncovering this facet of American history, will provide an overview of the Museum's collaboration with the Bowdoin College Africana Studies Department in curating the exhibit Cotton Town: Maine's Economic Connections to Slavery, and will foster a conversation on why this and other underacknowledged histories matter for the world today.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at Noon

Luke Gates-Milardo, Education and Community Engagement Specialist at Maine Maritime Museum, designs and delivers creative, experiential learning opportunities for museumgoers of all ages. He is particularly interested in using artifacts to emphasize historically underrepresented stories and perspectives, supporting students in reinterpreting their understanding of history through such critical lenses as environmentalism, social justice, and the arts.

This event is free and open to everyone.

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Note: Please register no later than 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27th to ensure you receive the Zoom link.

Maine's Role in the Atlantic Slave Economy