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Slavery and Salem Maritime Tour (Trails and Sails)

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Sep 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

10 Federal St #12
Salem, MA

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Date:
Sep 16
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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https://trailsandsails.org/events/slavery-and-salem-maritime-tour/

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Essex National Heritage Area
10 Federal St #12
Salem, MA US
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Essex County’s profit from and dependence on slavery is still a story not well known. A growing body of research demythologizes New England as a place of liberation and instead reveals a place where thousands of people were held in bondage. This walking tour sheds light on the slave economy, the lived experiences of people of African descent including enslaved people’s resistance. By better understanding the history of this former site of enslavement, we can better work to undo the legacies of oppression that impact all of us today.