JerriAnne Boggis, executive director of the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire, at the memorial to Harriet E. Wilson of Milford, the first African-American woman to publish a novel in the United States. (Photo by Cheryl Senter.)

JerriAnne Boggis, executive director of the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire, at the memorial to Harriet E. Wilson of Milford, the first African-American woman to publish a novel in the United States. (Photo by Cheryl Senter.)