Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire: Celebrating Resilience, Versatility and Courage
READING FREDERICK DOUGLASS The BHTNH offers a heartfelt thank you to our communities and individuals who participated in the live readings of Frederick Douglass' most famous speech, "What to the Slave is Your Fourth of July." We are also grateful to NHPBS for collaborating with us to present, Reading Douglass, the broadcast edition of the speech. You can watch this collaborative project where 55 residents from across the state joined in the community read. A SPECIAL THANK YOU Our special thanks to Seacoast Rugby Club of Portsmouth, NH & Ore Nell’s Barbecue of Kittery, ME for their generous support of the BHTNH and for their commitment to racial justice. Both organizations hosted fundraisers on behalf of the Trail. WELCOME LATONYA WALLACE The BHTNH is excited to welcome Latonya Wallace to our organization's Finance Committee. Wallace is the Branch Manager at Bangor Savings Bank in downtown Portsmouth. She is also the founder of Purseverance 207, a non-profit that helps women in transition by donating purses filled with essential items.
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2020 BHTNH GUIDED TOURS ARE HERE
Sunday, July 19 | 2:00 pm
A Quest to Thrive: Economics of Slavery & Portsmouth’s Early Black Community
Sankofa Scholar & Tour Guide: Angela Matthews
This tour brings into focus an economic system dependent upon the international slave trade with its constant supply of kidnapped unpaid African workers and their descendants, who, against the odds, created one of this country’s oldest Black communities.
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READINGS FOR DISMANTLING WHITENESS Thank you Shay Stewart-Bouley from BlackGirlInMaine for curating this essential reading list on becoming an antiracist.
2020 BNEC SAVE THE DATE
CALL FOR PAPERS
14th Annual Black New England ConferenceBHTNH is accepting proposals for the 2020 Black New England Conference,
BLACK WOMEN ROCK:
Leading the Charge for Social and Political Changewhich will celebrate, examine, and make visible Black women’s leadership and activism in fights for political and social change. Please send one-page proposals and a brief bio to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submissions: August 3rd
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DID YOU KNOW?
Alexander Lucius Twilight (1795 - 1857)
is the first African-American man known to have earned a bachelor's degree from an American college or university, graduating from Middlebury College in 1823. His parents were Ichabod and Mary Twilight. Ichabod served during the Revolutionary War from 1782-3 as a ‘private’ in the Continental Army, Second New Hampshire Regiment, 6th Company.Read more here
The Old Stone House Museum will celebrate Aleander's 225 anniversary in an event scheduled for September 20, 2020.
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