Juneteenth

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African Americans and the 54th Massachusetts Infantry regiment Memorial
Sat, June 11, 9:30am
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 Doctorical 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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The Art of Erasure: Gone But Never Forgotten
June 16-17 (2-day workshop) 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 artform inspired by Buddhist tradition.

Event sponsored by Black Heritage Trail of NH  and 3S Artspace

Registration is required, click here for additional information 

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Bearing Witness: Black Art in Public Spaces
Fri, June 17, Manchester (time and exact location to be determined)

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 BLKSHE Inc.

Click here to register and more information

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

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 Portsmouth Music Hall

Additional Information and ticket purchase

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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 performace 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

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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