Sites of Memory: Reconstructing the Past

Funded in part by New Hampshire Humanities, the Black Heritage Trail of NH will host two programs in their Elinor Williams Hooker Tea Talk programs. These dialogues act as a catalyst for deeper excavating of New Hampshire’s Black history, while also facilitating intellectual and communal connections between racism’s grip on our past and its contemporary manifestations.

In a compelling speech about race in America, Mitch Landrieu said, “There is a difference between remembrance of history and reverence of it.” Through discussing physical and artistic sites of memory, this panel will explore how widely accepted narratives of our collective past shape and inform our collective present social identity.

Presenters: Dr. David Watters, Eric Aldrich, Joel Christian Gill
Moderator: Dr. Graziella Parati