Date: Thursday, April 20, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm
Preregistration is required for this event at castinehistoricalsociety.org.
A talk via Zoom on three centuries of Maine’s Black history by historian and journalist Bob Greene.
Did you know that Maine’s Black history goes back to at least 12 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock? The history of the Pine Tree State includes many Black builders, farmers, fishermen, ship captains, educators, and more whose lives have often been forgotten or ignored. In fact, the first doctor in Maine may have been a Black man, and the nation’s first Black lawyer practiced in Portland after passing the bar. The Castine Historical Society will host historian Bob Greene, who will explore and celebrate this often hidden side of Maine’s history.