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Why one organization is working to highlight New Hampshire’s rich Black history

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GBH, February 2024

New Hampshire is not generally considered a beacon of Black culture, where the last census documented people of color to be just a fraction of the general population. But the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire is working to prove how generations of Black Americans have informed both the Granite state’s—and the nation’s—history. 

Under the Radar explores the trials and triumphs of Harriet Wilson, Amos Fortune and Ona Judge, among other lesser known figures that are all foundational to New Hampshire’s past and present. Featuring JerriAnne Boggis, executive director of the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire, Kabria Baumgartner, associate Professor of History and Africana Studies at Northeastern University, and Courtney Marshall, English teacher at Phillips Exeter Academy.

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