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Community Crossroads: Black and Native Experiences in Boston​
Native American and Black people are often invisible in museums and public monuments, though they are integral to this nation’s history and future. Join us for a conversation that highlights differences and overlaps in the lived experiences of Black and Native peoples in Boston and beyond. Learn about current and historical bonds between Black and Native communities from scholars and thought leaders who identify as Black, Native, and Afro-Native.


Mary McNeil (Mashpee Wampanoag), Ph.D. Candidate at Harvard University, specializing in activist histories of the 1960s and 1970s around Deer Island

Mwalim Morgan James Peters (Mashpee Wampanoag), Associate Professor at UMass Dartmouth, author of Mixed Medicine Bag, a book of tales from his Wampanoag and Bajan cultures, as well as a performing artist and filmmaker

Dr. Tiffany Lethabo King, Associate Professor at Georgia State University, is the author of The Black Shoals, a powerful work considering film and novels through a lens combining Diasporic Black Studies and Indigenous Studies.

This event is being held in conjunction with Garden for Boston.

Garden for Boston is generously supported by the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation and an anonymous donor. Additional support for programming is provided by the MFA Associates.

Jun 1, 2021 05:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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