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Thirst for Freedom: From NH’s Slave Trade to Its Civil Rights Movement

November 6, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sankofa Scholar & Tour Guide: Nur Shoop

Colonial Portsmouth newspapers identify the local slave traders, runaways, abolitionists and anti-abolitionists, and abolitionist activities, followed by conflicting opinions of the Civil War.

By the 20th century, the legacy of that early history was reflected in news about de facto segregation in housing, employment, and public places.



Black Heritage Trail of NH Main Office
222 Court St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
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