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Associate Professor of History Melissane Parm Schrems will present research and serve on a panel at the 4th Annual Black New England Conference at the University of New Hampshire in Durham June 11 through 13.

Schrems' presentation is titled "A 'Very bad outcry': The Mashpee-Wampanoag Proprietors' Struggle Against the Theft of Political Autonomy, 1788-1789," which draws on resources from the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Massachusetts State Archives in order to illuminate Black and Indigenous struggles for political autonomy on the Mashpee Plantation in Cape Cod.

The Black New England Conference gathers scholars, teachers, researchers, community members and members of local organizations to share their work and insights on the Black experience, past and present, in New England. It is both an academic conference and a celebration of Black life and history in New England.

More: Black New England Conference Web site

Posted: June 4, 2009

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