Board of Directors


Rev. Robert Thompson (President)
Exeter, New Hampshire

Dennis Britton (Vice President)
University of New Hampshire Faculty Fellow,
Co-chair, Research and Engagement Academy
Dover, New Hampshire

Tony Delyani (Secretary)
Attorney, McLane Middleton Law Firm
Newington, New Hampshire

Thaddeaus Guldbrandson (Treasurer)
Principal, Pemi River Consulting
Laconia, New Hampshire


Dwight Davis
Owner, Senior Helpers New Hampshire
National Basketball Retired Players Association
Stratham, New Hampshire

Jody Fernald
Acquisitions Supervisor, Collection Management
University of New Hampshire Diamond Library
York, Maine

Joel Christian Gill
Chair, Foundations Dept. New Hampshire Art Institute
New Boston, New Hampshire

Angela Matthews
Retired, Organizational Consulting
Rollinsford, New Hampshire

Freddye Ross
Vice President, Seacoast NAACP
Dover, New Hampshire

David Watters
New Hampshire State Senate
Dover, New Hampshire

Andrea Williamson
Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Greenland, New Hampshire

Valerie Cunningham (Emerita)
Author and Founder Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Charles DeGrandpre (Emeritus)
Attorney, McLane Middleton Law Firm
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire created a scholarly advisory committee to help shape its intellectual agenda, exhibition content and programming.

Dr. Lezli Baskerville – President National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Ed.
Maryellen Burke –
Dr. Daryl Cumber Dance – Author; retired professor University of Richmond
Joanne Dowdell –
Dr. John Franklin, Jr. – National Museum of African American History and Culture
Warrington Hudlin – Director, Producer, Actor

Contact Info
Mail: PO Box 6772, Portsmouth NH 03801
Phone: 617-539-6886
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Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire

The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire works to visibly honor and celebrate a truer more inclusive state’s history through exhibits, programs and tours that can change the way our country understands human dignity when it is free of historical stereotypes.

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