Entries listed under "african americans"
were in Maine at least as early as 1736 when a church in York purchased a slave for its minister. John Brown Russwurm was Bowdoin College‘s first black graduate, in 1826. The third black to graduate from an American college, … Continue reading
(1830-1900) was the first African American bishop of the Roman Catholic Church and the first black American ordained a priest in that religion. Born in Georgia, Healy’s father was a white plantation owner and his mother, a black slave. Sent … Continue reading
was active in Maine during the 1920’s. Worried that foreign culture, religion, and politics would contaminate Anglo-American society, some Maine people did not want the new immigrants in the state and joined a rejuvenated Ku Klux Klan. The Klan had … Continue reading
The proportion of Black or African Americans reported living in Maine by the U.S. Census more than doubled between 2000 and 2010, from .5% to 1.2%. The total number in 2010 was nearly 16,000. Significantly affected by an influx of … Continue reading
The City of Portland has over eighty places and historic districts on the National Register, including Eastern Promenade, Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Gorges, Longfellow Monument, Portland City Hall, Portland Observatory, Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Westbrook College Historic District, and Western Promenade Continue reading