Church, Faith and the NH Community: A Black Woman’s Perspective

Tea Talk: Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2 – 4 pm, Discover Portsmouth

Black ChurchChurch, Faith and the New Hampshire Community: A Black Woman’s Perspective
Featuring: Rev. Lillian Buckley, Rev. Lauren Smith, Minister Olga Tines, Mrs. Florine Hilson and
Mrs. Nadine Thompson
The black church has historically been seen as the backbone of the black community and the center of political and social life for African Americans. This panel discussion featuring prominent church leaders will discuss the role of the church in their lives. Through their experiences in ministering and serving in a predominantly white state we will learn about the role of faith as a strong guiding force in their lives. What they give and receive from their spiritual communities and why church life continues to be so important to so many black women will be highlighted.


This tea talk is part of the 2016 Elinor Williams Hooker Winter Tea Talks: A series of participatory lectures related to New Hampshire’s Black history and African American culture.

These Sunday afternoon “Tea Talks” are participatory lectures related to New Hampshire’s Black history and African American culture, presented by the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail in collaboration with the Seacoast African American Cultural Center, from February 7 through March 13, 2016, at Discover Portsmouth, 10 Middle St., Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Please call 603-436-8433 or email JerriAnne Boggis for more information.