A People's Walking Tour of Portland
Join Historian Seth Goldstein on a guided tour of Portland that details some of the cities and regions little known history. Learn about the Wabanaki, the indigenous people of the region. Through this tour you will come to understand the connection between the enslavement of indigenous Americans and the beginning of African Slavery in New England. Discover how Portland was integrated into the Atlantic World Slave Economy and how the city benefited from the Labor of enslaved Africans. Meet the Black heroes of Portland who were the driving force in the Underground Railroad and the Abolition movement. The tour includes stops on The Portland Freedom Trail that incorporates homes of Abolitionists, businesses that were involved in the Underground Railroad and the Abyssinian Meeting House, America's third oldest Black Meeting House.