The links between Salem’s economic and social fabric and the history of slavery in the broader Atlantic world 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.
Explore lesson plans created in collaboration with educators and partners.
Ready-to-use materials prompt students to explore the history of slavery and freedom using primary sources.
Short teacher and student films to explore stories of slavery and freedom at Salem Maritime.
Slavery and Freedom
Explore a series of articles for further context on Salem's history.
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Plan a Field Trip
Join us in piloting a program exploring Salem's history of slavery and freedom.
Last updated: July 3, 2023