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Celebration of Black History Month

Young leaders in Logan, W.Va., honored Black History Month this year by hosting a youth program at Logan High School Little Theatre on Feb. 19, 2013. Over 50 community members were in attendance.

Performances included a poetry reading of "America" by Maya Angelou, presentation of excerpts from President Obama's 2013 inauguration speech, a powerpoint presentation on African American innovators, and speeches summarizing student interviews of local human rights heroes.

"The Slave Trade in New Hampshire"

Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

“Traces of the Trade in New Hampshire” is the theme of the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail annual spring symposium.

Based on “Traces of the Trade: A Story of the Deep North,” the documentary which has appeared on PBS across the country, explores New England connections to the Atlantic slave trade. 

Black Heritage Symposium, Portsmouth 2012

flyer for April 29 symposium on "The Slave Trade in NH."

Black History Essential Reading

Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Protest Movement

"Free Martin Sostre" 1968 New York, NY


An exhibit of photographs by Jim Alexander documenting the mass struggle for social and economic justice in the South.

A Panel Discussion - In order to understand past conflicts we must move from opinions to a fact based analysis rooted in research.

Moderated by Jim Alexander. Panelists include: Dr. Keith Baird, Dr. Mary Twining Baird and R. Candy Tate

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