A presentation by JerriAnne Boggis, Executive Director, Black Heritage Trial of New Hampshire
Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 6:45pm
Hosted By Virtual Gundalow Gatherings
|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.
JerriAnne was previously Director of Diversity Programs & Community Outreach at the University of New Hampshire. She was named by the New Hampshire Humanities Council as one of the 40 most influential New Hampshirites who have vastly enriched human understanding.