Elinor Williams Hooker Tea Talks and more in 2017

Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail

Happy New Year from Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail! And what a fantastic year it is going to be.

Dear Friends of The Trail:
Thank you all for journeying with us through 2016. We are so looking forward to 2017 … a year filled with promise …  as we celebrate and honor our African American history bursting with stories of resilience, innovation, courage and versatility that is indeed truly American.

Here is a list of what we have planned. Stay tuned for more!

With deep gratitude,
JerriAnne

PS Thank you also for your gift of time and treasure. If you are still working on your charitable giving for 2016 we would welcome any addition gifts you would want to give. Thanks once again.
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2017 Events Outline

Elinor Williams Hooker Tea Talks (February 5 – March 12, 2017)

2 to 4pm, Free. Public welcome. Museum shop also open when Tea Talks are scheduled, 1 to 5pm.

Sunday, February 5: Politics & Activism in the Era of Trump
Presenters: Senator David Watters, NAACP President Rogers Johnson, Community Activist Nur Snoop, &
Community Activist Selina Taylor.

Sunday, February 12 Rescheduled to March 19: The Unreconstructed North: Assimilation, Apartheid & Reconciliation
Presenters: Prof. Jason Sokol, author of The Unreconstructed North; Eleanor Dunfey-Freiburger, Reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation process in South Africa; Penthea Burns, Stories from the Wabanaki-REACH program and their work with reconciliation in Maine; Sheila Finley, A personal journey to reconciliation with her slave holding family members; Woullard Lett, National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA).

Sunday, February 19: Men of the Cloth: Black Masculinity & Spirituality
Presenters: Rev. Robert Thompson, Rev. Authur Hilson, Rev. Robert Humphreys

Sunday, February 26: The Birth of a Nation: A Film Discussion
Presenters: UNH Professors Delia Konzett, Joe Onosko, Reginald A. Wilburn

Sunday, March 5, 12:30pm-4pm : Never Caught: The Washington’s Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave,  Ona Judge. Langdon House tour is FULL. Please join us at 2pm for a special living history performance at Temple Israel Social Hall, 200 State St., Portsmouth NH featuring Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti as Ona Judge. Erica Armstrong Dundar author book signing and refreshments to follow. See Schedule and More Info
Presenters: Author Erica Armstrong Dundar and Living History Performer Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti

Sunday, March 12: On Being Muslim in the Deep North
Presenters: Rashida Mohamed, Robert Azzi, Pious Ali, Samaa Abdurraqib

SPRING SYMPOSIUM (May 6)

Mapping the Underground Railroad: The Black Past Remembered and Reclaimed in New Hampshire

GUIDED TOURS (Every Saturday, May 6 – September 30)

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION (June 17)

Activism, Cultural Resistance and Everyday Protest
Including a Special Concert featuring Rev. Robert Thompson

11th ANNUAL BLACK NEW ENGLAND CONFERENCE (October 20- 21)

The Science and Engineering of Race: Living Through the Archives

More Events TBA

OLLI, Out of the Shadows/ Wilson Class & Tour, April 21 & April 28
Bus Tour to NMAAHC August 15 – 18
Voices of the Ancestors Play November
Rock Rest Exhibit TBA