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  • Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire: Celebrating Resilience, Versatility and Courage



      


    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. 
    Read more here
     
    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.
    To see the full listing of guided tours  Read more here
    Register here

     
    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 Conference
    BHTNH is accepting proposals for the  2020 Black New England Conference, 

    BLACK WOMEN ROCK:

    Leading the Charge for Social and Political Change

    which 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 info@blackheritagetrailnh.org

    Deadline for submissions: August 3rd
    Read more here
     
     
    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.

    The Old Stone House Museum will celebrate Aleander's  225 anniversary in an event scheduled for September 20, 2020. 

    Read more here
     
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    Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire
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