• plymouth 400 Dec 24, 2020

    A Special Look Back at Plymouth's 400 Years

    2020 marks the 400th anniversary since the Pilgrims set foot in what is now Plymouth. While the story is one of migration and bravery for many, it is also one of great inequities. As Latoyia Edwards shows us in this special look back at the 400th commemoration, the Plymouth 400 organization is committed to a balanced look back at history...

  • Mayflower Oct 23, 2020

    400 Years on, Mayflower's Legacy Includes Pride, Prejudice

    Four centuries after white Europeans stepped off the Mayflower and onto America’s shores, some descendants of the colonists are wrestling with the complicated legacy of their ancestors amid a global racial reckoning. There is immense pride among those who can trace their families back to the passengers who boarded the ship in Plymouth, England, in 1620 to flee religious persecution…

  • coronavirus pandemic Sep 22, 2020

    Some See Irony in Virus' Impact on Mayflower Commemoration

    The year 2020 was supposed to be a big one for the Pilgrims. Dozens of events — from art exhibits and festivals to lectures and a maritime regatta featuring the Mayflower II, a full-scale replica refitted over the past three years at a cost of more than $11 million — were planned to mark the 400th anniversary of the religious…

  • PLYMOUTH Jul 20, 2020

    Text Offers New Insight on Conflict Between Pilgrims and Native Americans

    ‘Of Plimouth Plantation’ by William Bradford is widely considered the most important existing first-hand account of the Mayflower story. A newly annotated edition of the book was just published by American Ancestors and the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. This edition is important for many reasons, one of which is it’s the first to directly address issues of conflict between the...

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