Valley Black History project

Posted on Mar 6, 2022 in Uncategorized

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Black history is American history. And it’s the history of western Massachusetts, too.

This year, the UMass Public History Program, the UMass Amherst Libraries and the Pioneer Valley History Network and local history organizations across Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties collaborated to launch the “Documenting the Early History of Black Lives in the Connecticut River Valley” pilot project. This community-based research project aims to document the lives of free, enslaved, and formerly enslaved Black residents of the Connecticut River Valley prior to 1900.
We’ll be posting more about this in the coming months. Starting today, at the close of Black History Month, we begin by highlighting the community-curated website that accompanies the project:

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