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Black History


African American history in New Hampshire begins as early as 1645. Hundreds of blacks, enslaved and free, lived in the seacoast in the 1700s. Black men fought in the Revolution and the Civil War. Their stories are among the most popular on this web site. Articles are based on and inspired by the work of historian Valerie Cunningham and Mark Sammons, authors of the upcoming book "Black Portsmouth".

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# Title Created Date Author
1 The Connoisseurs 26 February 2008 Celia Thaxter
2 Report from Ghana Visit 2008 15 February 2008 Elizabeth Doucette
3 The Slave Trade in New Hampshire 21 January 2008 Valerie Cunningham and Mark Sammons
4 Portsmouth African Burial Ground Blues 13 July 2007 J. Dennis Robinson
5 Runaway Slave Ona Judge Staines 18 April 2007 Evelyn Gerson
6 NH Black Heritage No Longer Invisible 25 February 2007 J. Dennis Robinson
7 First Black NH Congregation 06 January 2007 Valerie Cunningham
8 NH Novelist Statue Needs Funds 16 October 2006 NH Black History
9 Great Caesar’s Ghost in NH 10 August 2006 Vicky Avery
10 Who Really Ran the Underground Railroad? 27 February 2006 J. Dennis Robinson

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