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Ona Judge: The slave who ran away from George Washington

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…

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Thomas Hooker to Receive Citizen of the Year Award

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.

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11th Black New England Conference

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.

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New Book Reveals Lost History of Slavery in Maine

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.

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Lowry: Son of the South’s lesson from New England

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.

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Film Screening & Panel Discussion

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 

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New Book Reveals Lost History of Slavery in Maine

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…

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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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