2014 Past Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail Events

Celebrate Juneteenth: A Return to Rock Rest, June 19th, 2014

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Return to Rock Rest

June 19, 2014
5:30—7:30 PM
Brave Boat Harbor Road (Rte 103)
Kittery Point, Maine
Tickets are $60

Rock Rest Guest House

Celebrate Juneteenth, a uniquely American holiday, with the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail as we return to a historic house that once welcomed African American travelers on summer vacation. Kim Sylvester, the new owner of Rock Rest, was inspired by the history of the house and the people associated with its story. She invites us to return to see the renovations and to celebrate. [Read more…]

Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail 10th Annual Spring Symposium, May 3, 2014

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The Coloring of Law and Punishment: Exploring the Role of Race, Ethnicity and Class in Incarceration

Saturday, May 3, 8-3PM at Discover Portsmouth

PBHT 10th Spring Symposium:The Coloring of Law and Punishment PDF download

Through productive dialogue, the symposium will explore the history of law and punishment in our state, the disproportionate incarceration of minorities and the range of social problems associated with incarceration. Presenters will examine the impact of incarceration on communities of color, the generalized criminalization of those communities most affected by poverty and racial discrimination and what a shift from punitive to restorative justice in the way our criminal system addresses crime would look like. [Read more…]

Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail 2014 Calendar

Elinor Williams Hooker Winter Tea Talks: A series of participatory lectures related to New Hampshire’s Black history and African American culture

The Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail in collaboration with the Seacoast African American Cultural Center will present a series of Sunday “Tea Time” Lectures the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month beginning on February 2, from 2–4PM, at Discover Portsmouth, 10 Middle St. Two additional talks will be presented in February in honor of Black history month. [Read more…]