Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire: Celebrating Resilience, Versatility and Courage
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I, like many of you, can remember exactly where I was when the news about the twin towers came. The events of September 11th shook the United States to its core. The world mourned and prayed in solidarity. And for one moment, one moment in time, the opportunity for us to choose a path towards peace shone brightly. Then, we declared war.
Our current crisis, the mass protests after the murder of yet another unarmed man, George Floyd, by a white police officer, is highlighting the underbelly of racism in our country. Again, we have found international solidarity as the protests have spread globally with many demonstrators not only expressing outrage at the killing but also denouncing racism in their own countries.
We are at a pivotal moment in our history. America is again at that crossroads of change and once again our nation is faced with the choice of continuing business as usual or forging a new path towards equality and justice. The path we will choose is still unclear to me. But I see signs to be hopeful.
Seven years ago when the Lives Matter movement started they were labeled by some as a terrorist organization solely comprised of protesters. Today the protesters are multi-racial and multi-ethnic. In our own state of New Hampshire, 97% of the people protesting today are white.
Therein lies the hope for change. Are we ready to have courageous conversations?
LISTEN TO THE VOICES Terry speaks on the death of George Floyd and the recent protest across the country CELEBRATELIVES
Friday, June 19, 1:00 PM | Zoom & Facebook LiveMusic to Celebrate Our Ancestors: Drumming, Dance & Song
Live streaming from the Portsmouth African Burying Ground, members of the African drumming and dance group Akwaaba Ensemble and Rev. Robert Thompson will honor the ancestors who survived the Middle Passage with traditional songs and dance.
Other events include:Thursday, June 18, 3:00 PM | Zoom & Facebook
Cooking with Selina: A Soul Food Cooking Show
For those who want to cook along with Selina, a list of ingredients for the cooking show are posted on our website.
Friday, June 19, 6:00 PM | Zoom
Songs that Feed the Soul: A Concert
Link to Zoom
Saturday, June 20, 10:00 AM | Zoom & Facebook Live
The Diet of Our Ancestors: What History & Science Reveals
featuring special guest Adrian Miller.
For more information on these programs read here.
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Saturday, June 6th @ 6 p.m. in Greeley Park. Lives Matter vigil set for Saturday in Nashua
An upcoming vigil organized by the Greater Nashua Area Branch of the NAACP and Lives Matter Nashua will be a call to action in honor of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other victims of police brutality, according to Jordan Thompson, racial justice organizer for ACLU-NH and founder of Lives Matter Nashua, which officially launches this week.
FINDING ANSWERS National Museum of African American History and Culture Releases “Talking About Race” Web Portal
The online portal provides digital tools, online exercises, video instructions, scholarly articles and more than 100 multi-media resources tailored for educators, parents and caregivers—and individuals committed to racial equality.
Read more here
DID YOU KNOW? The Boston slave riot of 1854 was a contest for the soul of Boston in which slavery supporters won the battle but lost the war. On the night of May 24, 1854, federal marshals seized 19-year-old Anthony Burnes on Court Street and wrestled him into the courthouse on a trumped-up charge of jewelry theft.
Read more here
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