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Begin Again logo, Photo Courtesy of Maine Historical Society (Patricia Cousins Design)

BEGIN AGAIN

Maine Historical Society’s powerful new initiative BEGIN AGAIN: reckoning with intolerance in Maine examines the roots of social justice topics and aims to stimulate civic engagement and foster dialogue among Mainers. The Black Lives Matter movement, political unrest, and COVID-19 converged into a societal crisis. BEGIN AGAIN explores Maine’s historic role in these crises, and the national dialogue on race and equity through a physical exhibition and a virtual program series. An online exhibit will reside on Maine Memory Network

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04101 United States
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Maine Historical Society
(207) 774-1822
Wednesday, May 12 – Friday, December 31

BEGIN AGAIN EXHIBITIONOpen May 27 through December 31, 2021.

The exhibition in our Portland gallery invites the public to re-evaluate ideas, items, and policies of the past 500 years, and an entrenched system which has led to today’s civil, economic and environmental upheaval. Designed to engage visitors in a unique spatial experience, the exhibition provides a framework to consider perspectives other than the dominant narrative, and envision a more inclusive and equitable future for all Maine’s residents.

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BEGIN AGAIN VIRTUAL PROGRAM SERIESMay 12 through December 2021

This outstanding series offers the opportunity to engage with dynamic scholars, historians, community leaders, writers, and fellow citizens. The series opens May 12 with a co-curator panel talk on the exhibition. Featured presenters in the seven-month series include Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr., noted author and MSNBC contributor; Dr. Andrea Louie, cultural anthropologist; Dr. Darren Ranco, (Penobscot) University of Maine Professor, Chair of Native American Programs; and Edward Ball, author. Unless otherwise noted, programs are free and open to the public, and air via Zoom 6:00 to 7:00 pm ET.

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