Visit local wharves and auction sites related to the Atlantic slave trade, where a captive could be exchanged for “cash or good lumber” to serve in a house or work on the docks or aboard a ship.
Hosted by the Wilton Public Library Saturday, September 16 | 2:00 pmWilton Public Library | Wilton, New Hampshire In this genealogical and historical presentation, Judy Granger will share slides of her research about an infant who was enslaved at birth in 1761. He lived in Wilton, NH, served at a decisive battle in the Revolution, … Continue reading Wilton Public Library Event | Finding Pomp Russell
Two lectures offered by Moffatt-Ladd House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire On Tuesday, Jan, 12, at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Jared Ross Hardesty, associate professor of history at Western Washington University will give a lecture geared toward the needs of teachers and museum educators, entitled “Confronting Slavery in Early New England: History, Sources and Interpretation.” This session will … Continue reading Events this week: Jared Ross Hardesty presents two lectures on Slavery in the North
The Ladd-Gilman House, now a part of the American Independence Museum in Exeter, New Hampshire, once overlooked wharves busy with trade that supported the system of slavery and an enslaved man once lived there. Yet, those stories have remained largely untold. Research is now underway to reassess the museum's interpretation of the American Revolution toward a more inclusive history that incorporates the experiences of Black and enslaved Americans and their impact on the fight for independence.
Black Women Rock: Leading the Chargefor Social & Political Change Presented by the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire September 25 & 26, 2020 | Manchester, NHRegister here The 14th Black New England Conference will celebrate, examine, and make visible Black women’s leadership and activism in fights for political and social change. Panelists will discuss … Continue reading Event: 14th Annual Black New England Conference Begins Tomorrow