Hosted by Gundalow Company
Thursday, May 6th 2021 @ 6:45pm – 8pm
Institutionalized slavery in Colonial America provided immense wealth and material culture to many European immigrants and their descendants.
Portsmouth, like Newport RI flourished as a shipbuilding city and like Newport, the town grew wealthy from the trade of kidnapped Africans and its secondary goods. This conversation with JerriAnne Boggis, Executive Director of the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire, will focus on Portsmouth shipbuilding history and the towns economic dependent upon the international slave trade.