Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail Events

Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail was established over 20 years ago. The office is located at Discover Portsmouth (10 Middle St). This season we have a Sunday Tea Lecture series, a Spring Symposium, a Fall Black New England Conference and regular walking tours for the trail.

Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail presents Spring Symposium

Underground Railroad

Mapping the UNDERGROUND RAILROAD:
The Black Past Remembered and Reclaimed in New Hampshire

Saturday, May 6, 2017 (10 to 3 pm)
Strawbery Banke Lecture Hall, 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth, NH

$35 Conference, Lunch & Tour || $25 Conference & Lunch || $20 Tour

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The North has historically basked in its participation in the Underground Railroad leaving untold, till recent times, its complicity in the slave trade.

The keynote address and panel discussion for this symposium will highlight stories of some Black New Hampshire heroes and present information on the state’s participation in the Atlantic slave trade and what became known as the Underground Railroad. [Read more…]