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May 28th, 2021 - August 29, 2021

Patrick King Sound & Voice Specialist





62 Frederick Street, Unit 33
Dracut, MA  01826

Exhibit Dates

May 28th, 2021 - August 29, 2021

About The Exhibition 

Unmasking & Evolution of Negro Election Day and The Black Vote

Unmasking & Evolution of Negro Election Day and the Black Vote is not to be missed. Through more than twenty paintings, displays, and banners, visitors will learn how the first black voting system evolved into Salem's 281-year-old “Negro Election Black Celebration Day” celebration.  Guests will learn how West African slaves pioneered Black self-governance, and how white America used voting suppression methods to constrain elections. 

The exhibition's story begins with the first Black King/Governor  in Massachusetts, elected by the Black community in 1740. From there, it follows other Black New Englanders who have earned this title, and explains the relevance of their contributions.


Salem United, Inc. was founded in 2015 by three black women: mother and daughter Lorraine and Doreen Wade, and their colleague Su Almeida. The Wades have traced their family history back to the 1600’s in Massachusetts. President Doreen Wade has taken a powerful interest in preserving the history of Black self-governance in New England. This exhibit is the fruit of her research efforts.


No reservations needed 

Admission is free


  • Hours, beginning June 11 - August 29:

    • Friday 4-6:30pm

    • Saturday 3pm-6:30pm

    • Sunday 1pm-6:30pm

We are closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday
                         July 2, 3, 4th, 2021


Your Silence Speaks For Your Reality!

“Expression is never helped by suppression.”
― Deng Ming-Dao, Everyday Tao: Living with Balance and Harmony

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