DURHAM, NH –The role of Black Americans in science and engineering – as well as the myths promoting a belief in racial inferiority – will be explored at the 11th annual Black New England conference this weekend (Oct. 20-21) at the University of New Hampshire.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Stepping off a boat in a New Hampshire port in 1796, 22-year-old Ona Judge was on the run from the family of President George Washington. Judge, who was born into slavery and served Martha Washington for most of her young life, had slipped away from the president’s official residence when the capital was in Philadelphia and boarded a ship as the Washingtons prepared to return to their plantation house in Mount Vernon, Virginia. With a $10…
DURHAM, NH – Thomas L. Hooker of Nashua, a long-time federal and state human services administrator, will be honored at the Black New England Conference Friday, Oct. 20 at the University of New Hampshire with the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire Citizen of the Year Award. Jim Donchess, the mayor of Nashua will present the award.
THE SCIENCE & ENGINEERING OF RACE: Living Through the Archives
Huddleston Hall, University of New Hampshire
October 20 – 21st, 2017
Modern medical and social sciences have made some extraordinary advances through the exploitation of Black bodies while simultaneously allowing myths of racial inferiority to continue as justification for centuries of enslavement and political disenfranchisement.
Through discussion of these medical and forensic abuses, the conference will uncover past and present applications of scientific fictions that have codified racial hierarchies, and sustain pervasive beliefs with public policies that continue to shape all areas of American life.
Thursday, September 14, 7 pm
STAR Theater, Kittery Community Center, Kittery, ME (correction)
Reading and Book Signing
Lives of Consequence: Blacks in Early Kittery and Berwick in the Massachusetts Province of Maine.
Meet author Patricia Q . Wall and hear the long-lost history of Blacks in early Maine.
A few days after Charlottesville, on vacation in New England, I found myself walking in downtown Portsmouth, N.H., and stumbling upon something called the “African Burying Ground.” The modest, memorial, apparently on the site of an actual burial ground, gives testimony to the city’s past as a point of entry where African slaves were brought to this country. Bruce Lowry, Staff Writer, NorthJersey. @BruceLowry21.
At this installment of our discussion series to uncover Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation work in our region, New England Blacks in Philanthropy (NEBiP) and the Kellogg Foundation are pleased to present a preview of the documentary Shadows Fall North.
Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center
100 Edgartown Vineyard Haven Road
Oaks Bluff, MA
2:30pm – 6:00pm
Book Signing & Reading Lives of Consequence: Blacks in Early Kittery and Berwick in the Massachusetts Province of Maine Meet author Patricia Q . Wall and hear the long-lost history of Blacks in early Maine. August 24, 7 PM First Congregational Church, Kittery Point ME About the author For the past 48 years, Patricia Quigley Wall has been involved with New England’s colonial history through professional museum work, research, teaching, and writing. More recently, after meeting Valerie Cunningham and…
The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire is honored to be the Community Focus Partner spotlighted at the musical Hairspray produced by Patrick Dorow Productions. See the show and support the trail. Hairspray, The Broadway Musical June 29 – July 15, Star Theatre, Kittery ME Read more at : www.patrickdorowproductions.com