Juneteenth

 

View the video - Richard Haynes, UNH Assoc Dir Admissions, "What Does Juneteenth mean to Me?"
   
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Afrofuturism - Exploring Justice Through Beauty
June 5-25  (multiple events, different dates)

Events sponsored by Green Acre Baha'i Center and Seacoast African American Cultural Center (SAACC)

June 5 - 2-3pm, Disscussion: Black Authors, SAACC, Portsmouth

June 5, 6-7:30pm, Electric Voices, Octavia Butler, Green Acre Baha'i Center,

June 12, 2-3pm, Black Comic Books and Superheroes, SAACC

June 19, 11-12noon, Juneteenth Parade, Kittery to Portsmouth

June 21, 7-9pm, Afrofuturism & Music with DJ A Vee, Portsmouth

June 25, 9am-4pm, Art Workshop with Richard Haynes, SAACC

More info
 

   
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African Americans and the 54th Massachusetts Infantry regiment Memorial
Sat, June 11, 8:30am (bus departure from Portsmouth)
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Park, Cornish, NH

View original sculpture and hear the story of the creation of the first public monument to depict African Americans with dignity.  This program led by Doctoral Candidate Dana Green, and Newton Rose, lead interpretive ranger at the park will bring together African American history, art, and poetry. 

Event sponsored by Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Park

For more information on bus tour and tickets

   
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Workshop - The Art of Erasure: Gone But Never Forgotten
June 16-17, 4-6pm, 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH


Award-winning public artist, Napoleon Jones-Henderson will lead a workshop/discussion on the art of sand mandalas as a ritualistic art form inspired by Buddhist tradition.

Event sponsored by Black Heritage Trail of NH, 3S Artspace, and Portsmouth Music and Arts Center

Registration is required, click here for additional information 

June 20, 8:00am, People's United Bank, Portsmouth, participants are invited to join the general public in painting the final street design.

   
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Bearing Witness: Black Art in Public Spaces
Fri, June 17, 6:30pm, Institute of Art and Design, New England College, Manchester

Presenters:
Sam Collins III, Juneteenth Historian and Public Creator
Joel Christin-Gill, Graphic Novelist and Cartoonist
Richard Haynes, Artist, Educator & Visual Storyteller
Cecilia Ulibarri, Pres. and Co-founder, Positive Street Art
Manuel Phelany Ramirez, Artist in Residence & Co-founder, Positive Street Art

Event sponsored by Black Heritage Trail New Hampshire, and New England College

Click here to register and more information

   
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The Howard Gospel Choir: "Let It Shine"
Sat, June 18, 4:00pm, Music Hall, Portsmouth
 

Students, alums and community members from Howard University, will perform Christ-centered music as means of healing and empowering communities.  

Event sponsored by Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire and the Music Hall

Additional Information and ticket purchase

   
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Exeter Arts & Music Fest
Swasey Parkway (316 Water St), Exeter, NH
Sat, June 18, 1-3pm, Pavilion Stage

Juneteenth Block Party with performances by Tiffany Colston & Band, Bless Robinson, MZ Starr, Crystal Lezema, and TCS Youth Artists.  Sponsored by  the Exeter Racial Unity Team and Kennebunk Savings. 

Tickets and info

   
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Uproar: A Celebration of African American Creativity
Sun, June 19, 2:00pm (in-person and live-streamed)
Portsmouth, African Burying Ground Memorial

Uproar  (Theater for the People) is a high-energy interpretative dance performance that introduces audiences to the unique lineages of African American dance and demonstrates how enslaved people used dance as a vehicle for communication, self-expression and joy.

Event sponsored by Black Heritage Trail of NH and Theater for the People

Click here to register and more information

   
 

New Hampshire Master Chorale
Sun, June 19, 4:00pm, Colonial Theatre, Laconia NH (609 Main St)

Concert will feature remarks from Samantha Searles from Black Lives Matter, and works from Joel Thompson and Franz Joseph Haydn

Tickets and more info

 

   
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Juneteenth Block Party
June 19 -
day long event
The Hop Knot, Manchester NH (1,000 Elm Street)

Food, music, arts, performances

Click here for more information coming soon

 

 

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UNH Library - Juneteenth Resource Guide

Learn more about the history of this important date.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture has curated a special digital collection for people to learn more about the holiday, the history and the meaning behind it.

Learn more about The National Museum of African American History and Culture