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Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail Walk and Presentation


Wed 10 / 12 / 2022
9:45 AM to 10:45 AM


Black Heritage Trail Office, 222 Court St., Portsmouth, NH 03801

Who can attend

Members only

Limited Capacity: 12 spots available




Kathy Rockwood
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Seacoast Village members and friends—Join us for a Black Heritage Trail walk and Presentation by Angela Matthews, longtime volunteer with the Black Heritage Trail nonprofit. She has been a fundraiser guru for the nonprofit and has been recognized for her efforts to educate the public about the history of the Black community.
Institutional slavery in Colonial America provided immense wealth and culture to many European immigrants and their descendants in the Americas, as Portsmouth’s house museums bear witness. This tour brings into focus an economic system dependent upon the international slave trade with its constant supply of kidnapped, unpaid African workers and their descendants, who against the odds, created one of this country’s oldest Black communities.