We’ve said it before and will say it again: nonprofits do it all in New Hampshire, including preserving and examining our history. New Hampshire nonprofits are hosting a variety of events to honor Black History Month.
Here is a sampling:
The Seacoast African American Cultural Center and Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail present a series of events through March 12 at the Discover Portsmouth Center. The Elinor Williams Hooker Tea Talks link African-American history with current issues: talks range from “The Unreconstructed North: Assimilation, Apartheid & Reconciliation” to a film discussion of the 2016 film “The Birth of a Nation.” On March 5, Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author of “Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge” will be in town for a reading. Judge escaped from the Washingtons in 1796 and fled to Portsmouth. Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti will portray Judge in a living history performance.
The New Hampshire Humanities Council brings the living history presentation “I Can’t Die But Once – Harriet Tubman’s Civil War,” to the Hampstead Public Library on February 14, with Quezaire-Presutti portraying Tubman.
Quezaire-Presutti will portray Judge again on February 21 in a presentation at the Dover Public Library.
On February 25, the Seacoast African American Cultural Center will welcome chef Wheeler del Torro for a popup restaurant event. Tickets to that event are available through SAACC.org.
Portsmouth’s Black Heritage Trail and African Burying Ground commemorate New Hampshire’s African-American history all year round.
Please join the Foundation in supporting the nonprofits that celebrate our diversity and help us learn from our history.