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NH BLACK HISTORY
AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME!

By Valerie Cunningham & Mark Sammons

Black Heritage Trail Book

The Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail
Resource Book©

Originally available only in schools, is now offered to the public.

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  • Complete 377 page book ($45)
  • Black Heritage Trail guide brochure ($2)

    More than a reference tool...for educators, students, religious leaders, librarians, history buffs, scholars, and performing artists. This is a fascinating book...if you enjoy good writing and provocative storytelling.

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    History lives all around us, but too often we are unaware of the full story of our own past. This essential resource can teach us to see. --Professor John Ernest*


    More than a local history book...chronicling three centuries of a northern African-American community's development from slavery, to freedom, and through the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
    This is a model of how to interpret documents...to look at fragments of evidence and discover lost lives, to make connections between the past and present.

    logo More than a black "history" book...it is an American "story" book. The Resource Book is in use by public schools, libraries, historic houses and historical societies, museums, community action groups, religious organizations, and individuals who simply want to learn what their history books left out about the African-American experience in the North.

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    Written and Researched in Portsmouth, NH

    The Black Heritage Resource Book was written by Mark Sammons, then Director of Research at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, now Director of the Newburyport Maritime Society in Massachusetts.

    Primary researcher was Valerie Cunningham, Director of the African-American Resource Center, a native of Portsmouth and founder of the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail.

    Consultants included University of New Hampshire Professors Jeffrey Bolster, author of Black Jacks: African-American Seamen in the Age of Sail; John Ernest*, Director of African-American Studies; and David Watters, holder of the James H. Hayes and Claire Short Hayes Chair in the Humanities.

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    Order Your Copy by Check Today
    (sorry, no online or credit card orders)

    Book THE RESOURCE BOOK
    The Complete Trail Book ($45 +$4 s/h)
    Revised with new format 1998, 377 pp., 8.5x11, maps, notes, bibliography, names index, topical index, spiral bound.

    THE BROCHURE ($2.00 +.55 postage)
    A brochure describing the PBHT Self-guided Walking Tour© also is available

    All proceeds go to the PBHT Site Markers Fund.
    Email or write for shipping rate info outside continental USA Send check for total quantity with postage payable to:

    Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail©
    POB 5094
    Portsmouth NH 03802
    603-431-2768
    pbhtrail@aol.com

    This page created and sponsored by SeacoastNH.com.
    Photo by Richard Haynes.

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