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Order this item and get 2 for 1. Your name will be placed on e-mail update list at the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire, Inc., a programmer and producer of Black History tours, Tea Talks, Lectures, Symposiums, Community Cultural Events, Films, and more; and the list from AboutBlackBoston.org Getaways (ABBG), a provider of Gray Line sightseeing tours and transportation services. ABBG will offer list members opportunities for access to Meet-the-Cast events with Boston Broadway theatrical production performers, a variety of advance movie screenings, chances to win sightseeing tour tickets and more. ( ADD TO CART)


For your $1 donation, we’ll place your contact info on the mailing list of the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire, Inc. and AboutBlackBoston.org Getaways ( ABBG).  You’ll receive offers and perks from ABBG that are entertaining and educational once you’re on our e-mailing list. Offers may be advance movie screening seats, invitations to “meet the cast parties” of Boston Broadway theatrical productions, chances to win sightseeing tours and more. ( ADD TO CART)

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A Quest to Thrive: Economics of Slavery & Portsmouth’s Early Black Community

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 2 p.m.

$20 per person

Institutionalized slavery in Colonial America provided immense wealth and material culture to many European immigrants and their descendants in the Americas, as Portsmouth’s house museums bear witness. This tour brings into focus an economic system dependent upon the international slave trade with its constant supply of kidnapped unpaid African workers and their descendants, who, against the odds, created one of this country’s oldest Black communities. Tour begins at BHTNH office – 280 Marcy Street, Portsmouth.

Sunday, September 9th, 10 A.M
Tour Guide: Eric Aldrich

About this tour: Hancock, a quintessential New England village, defies the march of time. At first glance, this little village seems to be slumbering away quite peacefully. However, buried just beneath the Colonial veneer of this seemingly all-white town is a vibrant history of early Black settlers who worked, bought land, built homes, challenged the church and struggled for freedom. Today, all that is left are the abandoned artifacts of that early life: their roads, their walls, their cellar holes and their scant records.

Hear about the anti-slavery riot that occurred in Hancock. Discover the stories of Jack Ware a former enslaved man and members of the Due family and hear how Hanna Due defied the church on this part-walking/part-driving tour with Eric Aldrich as you explore the holes their homes left behind. Eric will also have original documents for you to see.

This is a part driving part walking tour. The event starts at Town Office Building at 50 Main St, in Hancock.

Please wear sensible walking shoes for this tour. No heels or sandals. You will have a 1/2 mile walk to see old cellar holes.


TEA TALKS video at the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire.
The New England Black Heritage Trail, Inc. is the producer and programmer of numerous activities including Black History tours, Tea Talks, Lectures and Symposiums.

In this Tea Talks video, panelists and audience discuss the effects of race on reclaiming indigenous spaces of remembrance not only in New Hampshire, but across the country. This is the first in the series of 2018 Elinor Williams Hooker Tea Talks sponsored by the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire.