Slavery & The Underground Railroad in NH

Tea Talk: Sunday, February 7, 2016, 2 – 4 pm, Discover Portsmouth

TeaTalk1Slavery & the Underground Railroad in New Hampshire
Presenter: Michelle Arnosky Sherburne
New Hampshire was once a hotbed of abolitionist activity. But the state had its struggles with slavery, with Portsmouth serving as a slave-trade hub for New England. Abolitionists such as William Lloyd Garrison, Nathaniel Peabody Rogers and Stephen Symonds Foster helped create a statewide antislavery movement. Abolitionists and freed slaves assisted in transporting escapees to freedom via the Underground Railroad.

Join author Michelle Arnosky Sherburne as she shares her work on slavery, the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement in New Hampshire.
Book signing to follow discussion.

In case of inclement weather, this Tea Talk will be rescheduled for Sunday, March 20th.


This tea talk is part of the 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.