Programs that Reveal and Heal

For the past 20 years the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail has been a leader in celebrating the history and culture of people of color in New Hampshire through a series of educational programs and special events.

The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire is honored to continue that tradition by offering four major programs per year: The Winter Elinor Williams Hooker Tea Talk Series related to New Hampshire’s Black history and culture; a Spring Symposium that focuses on current cultural issues that are rooted in history; and the Fall Black New England Conference that focuses on African American history and culture regionally.

We are proud of the historic milestones and grateful for the enormous community support that ensures current and future generations know of the amazing events and the people that have helped shape our state.

2017 Tea TalkS

Senator David Watters, Selina Taylor, Rogers Johnson and Nur Shoop

Author Erika Dunbar and Members of the Harriet Wilson Project.






2017 Spring Symposium

Members of the Board of Directors for the BHTNH with Keynote Speaker Dr. Cheryl LaRoche.

2017 Juneteenth Celebration

Rev Arthur Hilson at the African Burial Ground Memorial.

Volunteer reading the names of the enslaved Africans at the African Burial Ground Memorial.







Please join us for stimulating dialogues at any of our many programs throughout the year.



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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