Events

Event Information:

  • Mon
    15
    May
    2017

    Film: Shadows Fall North: Black History, Segregation, and the Myth of NH and The North

    6:30 pmat Peterborough Community Theatre

    Mariposa, UNH's Center for the Humanities, and PCT present this documentary about the discovery and restoration of Portsmouth, NH's African Burying Ground. It also follows historic preservationists and activists, Valerie Cunningham (co-author of Black Portsmouth: Three Centuries of African American Heritage) of Portsmouth and JerriAnne Boggis of Milford, as they recover the stories of people rendered nearly invisible in the historical record, from individuals laid to rest at the Burying Ground in Portsmouth to the novelist Harriet Wilson, 20 slaves who petitioned the state legislature for their freedom in 1779… and more.

    A post-screening discussion follows featuring JerriAnne Boggis, Director of the Black Heritage Trial of NH and of the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail.

    Admission is free and seating will be on a first come, first served basis.