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January 12, 2021 - January 12, 2021
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Uncovering the History of African-Americans in the Monadnock Region

Learn about an ongoing citizen-archivist project to uncover the history of African-American people in the Monadnock Region. Over the last 18 months, a group of volunteer citizen- archivists have been examining historical documents to reveal the names and stories of African-Americans who lived in the region between 1760 and 1930.

The program will be held on Tuesday, January 12 at 1 p.m. via Zoom. This talk will be recorded and made available for those unable to attend the live presentation. Please fill out this FORM to receive the Zoom invite.

The project, a collaboration between the Peterborough Town Library and the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, seeks to pull together information from diverse primary and secondary sources in order to document the African-American community in the region. With guidance from the NH Black Heritage Trail, the project has been designed to facilitate the addition of Monadnock Region information to the Trail’s BlackNewEngland.org online database.

Project coordinator Michelle Stahl will share the ways the research is being conducted, some of the intriguing findings, and how the project fits into regional and state-wide efforts to research black history in New Hampshire.