Race and the Salem Witch Trials

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Date: February 25, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Many are already aware one of the first people to be accused of witchcraft in 1692 was a woman of color, a slave named Tituba Indian. However, race deeply informed many other aspects of the 1692 trials and has dramatically contributed to the public memory of this event over time. Led by our Director and Assistant Director of Education, this presentation will examine the role of race in the context of the 1692 witch trials, as well as in the popular perception of the Salem trials from the seventeenth-century to the modern-day. This hour-long, virtual event, we will incorporate elements of our museum’s Self-Guided Sites Tour and will include time for questions and discussion.

This event that will be hosted as a free webinar, and will also be recorded and shared on our website and YouTube page for future accessibility. The event will be held live on Zoom on February 25, at 6:30 EST.

To access this event on February 25, follow the Zoom instructions below.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Passcode: Salem




February 25, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Virtual Event


Salem Witch Museum
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