Weeks State Park Presents: Revealing the Long Hidden Black Heritage in NH

Slavery & the Underground Railroad in New Hampshire is the newest addition by author Michelle Arnosky Sherburne, where she reveals incredible facts and stories of Amos Fortune, Harriet Wilson, and slavery in New Hampshire. New Hampshire was once a hotbed of abolitionist activity, but the state had its struggles with slavery, with Portsmouth serving as a slave-trade hub for New England. Creating a statewide antislavery movement, abolitionists, along with freed slaves, assisted in transporting escapees to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Includes stories of President George Washington’s runaway slave, and of Dartmouth College (founded to educate Native Americans, but built and maintained by slave labor).

Weeks State Park summer programs are held on Thursdays at 7pm in the Summit Lodge’s Great Room. Attendance is free and the public is invited to all programs. Call for confirmation of dates and topics.