The links between Salem’s economic and social fabric and the history of slavery in the broader Atlantic world (including but not limited to the US South) are extensive. Salem Maritime’s education program focuses on bringing this history to light. Watch this 10-minute video to learn how we engage with students and teachers to understand and teach this hard history.

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This film aims to motivate and empower teachers to use primary sources and specific local examples to teach the history of American slavery.

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Join us in piloting a program exploring Salem's history of slavery and freedom.

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Lesson Plans

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Primary Sources

Ready-to-use materials that illustrate the history of slavery and freedom.

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Professional Development

Collaborate with us to develop resources for students and teachers.

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Slavery and Freedom

Uncovering Salem Maritime's history of slavery and freedom.

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Last updated: September 20, 2022

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