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Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Book uncovers city's black heritage

Black Portsmouth: Three Centuries of African-American Heritage, chronicles black history in the seaside town, which has traditionally had the highest percentage of African-American residents in the state. Although the focus is on Portsmouth, the book draws parallels between what was happening in the small New Hampshire port town and what was going on in New England and the rest of the country. It details everything from life for African-Americans in colonial times to the state's 1999 adoption of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It covers the social and activist groups that evolved among African-American residents and the struggle they faced in making sure the Civil Rights Act was enforced. More Information:


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