The History of the Salem Black Picnic
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Date: July 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Dr. Kabria Baumgartner and local community leaders on an engaging Community Conversation on the History of the Salem Black Picnic, also known as “Negro Election Day.”
The earliest mention of this event in Salem is from diary entry of May 27, 1741 where it is referred to as “Negro Hallowday”. This event, which is still commemorated today, marks a celebratory occasion where members of the African American Community from across the region come together and has special
significance for voting access, elections and as a legal apparatus.
This is a FREE event.
To reserve your spot for this panel, click here or call Elsabel Rincon at 978-744-0991 ext. 105
Kabria Baumgartner is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of New Hampshire. Her research interests focus on nineteenth century American history, culture, and literature. She has earned numerous awards to support her research, including fellowships from the Massachusetts Historical Society and the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation. Her book, A Right To Learn: African American Women and Educational Activism in Antebellum America, is under contract with New York University Press.