Understanding racism, learning from our past

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Portsmouth, Milford, Canaan, and many other NH towns have been home to natives of Africa and African Americans for centuries, but their stories have often been left out of official histories. Shadows Fall North, a documentary produced by the UNH Center for the Humanities in collaboration with Atlantic Media Productions and supported by New Hampshire Humanities, focuses on the recovery of Black history in NH by two extraordinary women, historians and activists Valerie Cunningham and JerriAnne Boggis. To better understand the systemic racism permeating America today, start by learning about our own past. Join us for a free, public screening on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6:00 pm, The Dion Center, 420 Main St., Rivier University, Nashua. To read more, visit www.blackhistorynh.com.