Online Conference: Mayflower Migrations: Origins and Diaspora
Mayflower Migrations: Origins and Diaspora
Presented by Director of the Great Migration Study Project Robert Charles Anderson, FASG and Senior Researcher Katrina Fahy
Saturday, May 9 12:00 – 3:30 PM EDT
Students have access to materials the end of August 2020
Many of us are familiar with the story of the Mayflower, but who exactly were the passengers? Where did they come from? Why did they migrate? Where did they settle after Plymouth Colony? Join leading early New England experts to explore the movements and motivations behind the voyage of the Mayflower and how they relate to later arrivals during the Great Migration. This online conference will illuminate the interpersonal, ideological, and geographic connections of the passengers; explore the motivations behind their departure from England; and show how subsequent generations settled across New England, parts of Canada, and beyond, informing today’s diaspora of Mayflower descendants.