A talk via Zoom on the hidden stories of the African American population of Castine from enslavement to the early 20th century by CHS Executive Director Lisa Simpson Lutts. Funded by the Maine Humanities Council.
The stories of the African and African American citizens of Castine have largely been ignored in the written histories of the town. Over the past few years, staff have researched the archival records to uncover these hidden stories. Attendees will learn about the earliest enslaved people who worked in Castine, as well as the stories of free black families who lived and worked in Castine while raising their children.
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