Shadows Fall North: A documentary
Sunday, September 17, 2017 · 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
How does a state with the motto "Live Free or Die" and a celebrated legacy of abolitionism confront and understand its participation in slavery, segregation, and the neglect of African-American history?
This film will seek to answer the question: What happens when we move toward a fuller understanding of our history by including all voices?
Shadows Fall North focuses on the efforts of two dedicated historic preservationists and activists, Valerie Cunningham (co-author of Black Portsmouth: Three Centuries of African American Heritage) of Portsmouth and JerriAnne Boggis of Milford. Their work to recover the stories of people who have been rend nearly invisible in the historical record, from individuals laid to rest at the African Burying Ground in Portsmouth to the novelist Harriet Wilson of Milford to the twenty slaves who petitioned the state legislature for their freedom in 1779 and many more will be featured in this film.
Discussion with JerriAnne Boggis will follow documentary.
Event is free and open to the public.
This documentary is part of an event called "Our Beloved Community", a partnership between The Colonial Theatre, Keene State College and the City of Keene's City-College Commission.
To request accommodations for a disability, please contact the coordinator at least two weeks prior to the event.