By Witness Stones Project Founder and Executive Director Dennis Culliton. Published by The Atlantic Black Box Project on August 6, 2020.
For all of the educators reading this post: Have you ever questioned the fact that you can teach in front of dozens of students every day and never be nervous, but when get up to talk to a room full of adults the butterflies return, your throat dries, and that witty banter leaves the tip of your tongue and flies out the window? Continue reading.
The Atlantic Black Box is a public history project that empowers communities throughout New England to take up the critical work of researching and reckoning with our region’s complicity in the slave trade and our extensive involvement in the global economy of enslavement. This grassroots historical recovery movement is powered by citizen historians and guided by a broad coalition of scholars, community leaders, educators, archivists, museum professionals, antiracism activists, and artists.