Lecture: Black History of Maine

Berwick Academy: Dining Commons (31 Academy Street, South Berwick, ME 03908)

It is frequently said that Maine is the whitest state in America. Yet, Black people have a long history in the Pine Tree State. Bob Greene shares Maine’s Black history, from the earliest recorded Black person in Maine, who was in the state 12 years before the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock. Maine’s first doctor may have been a Black man, and the nation’s first Black lawyer passed the bar and began practicing in Portland. Meet Maine’s Black builders, farmers, fishermen, ship captains, educators, and more.

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