The Hingham Unity Council is excited to promote the ArtsEmerson presentation of Mr. Joy, a play that explores issues of race and class in America to help us find our common humanity, being brought to Hingham High on March 12 at 7 pm by Hingham METCO. The students will also being seeing this powerful one-person play. The evening performance is free and open to the public.
Sunday, January 19 at 4 pm
Place: The First Parish Unitarian Universalist Meeting House on Cohasset Common
This FREE concert (donations welcome) is part of Cohasset’s MLK weekend celebration!
Supported by the Cohasset Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is being presented by the Cohasset Diversity Committee and First Parish Unitarian Church.
Shortly after the first Europeans arrived in 17th-century New England, they began to enslave the area’s indigenous peoples and import kidnapped Africans. By the eve of the American Revolution, enslaved people comprised only about 4% of the population, but slavery had become instrumental to the region’s economy and had shaped its cultural traditions. Slavery existed in Hingham and its neighboring towns. In this concise yet comprehensive history, historian Jared Ross Hardesty focuses on the individual stories of enslaved people in New England, bringing their experiences to life. He also explores the importance of slavery to the colonization of the region and to agriculture and industry, New England’s deep connections to Caribbean plantation societies, and the significance of emancipation movements in the era of the American Revolution.