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 The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire and New Hampshire Humanities will host a community dialogue entitled New Hampshire: Beyond Black and White on Sunday Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. at Keene State College Young Student Center.

Facilitated by Dottie Morris, Associate Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity at KSC , the dialogue and panel discussion will explore the contemporary as well as historical intersection between Black and Indigenous communities, the presence of “passing” mixed race individuals, and the experience of recent immigrants to our state.

This year’s expanded Tea Talks will take place in Keene, Plymouth and Nashua, as part of BHTNH’s statewide expansion. These intentional and participatory dialogues serve as a catalyst for deeper excavating of New Hampshire’s Black history and the role this history plays in our communities today.

Through scholarly research and a focus on the 1949 film Lost Boundaries, panelists David Watters, Dr. Darrell Hucks and will excavate these complex interactions, connections, conflicts, experiences, and resistance efforts of Black, white and multi-racial citizens.

Morris is a member of the Keene State College President’s Cabinet. Her main foci are providing support and direction to the Executive, Academic, Student Affairs, Advancement and Finance and Planning divisions of the college as the institution works to fulfill its commitment to diversity and multiculturalism.

Watters is an Americanist and retired professor at University of New Hampshire with a deep focus on New England literature, history and culture. Working with BHTNH Executive Director JerriAnne Boggis, he has conceptualized, coordinated and deployed public humanities programs for more than a decade under the banner of the Center for New England Culture. Senator Watters represents District 4 (Barrington, Dover, Rollinsford and Somersworth) in the NH Senate.

Hucks is an Associate Professor of Elementary Education at Keene State College. He received his Ph.D. in Teaching & Learning from New York University. His research interests are in the reading, thinking, and writing experiences of first-year students during linked-courses their first year in college and in the literacy beliefs and knowledge development of pre-service teachers in teacher education programs. He is also interested in the schooling experiences of Black and Latino males, collective achievement, teacher education, culturally responsive pedagogy, college student retention and development, and literacy enrichment and technology integration. He is also the author of New Visions of Collective Achievement: The Cross-Generational Schooling Experiences of African American Males.

This program is an expansion of the BHTNH signature Elinor Williams Hooker Tea Talk Series named in honor of Elinor Williams Hooker a long-time resident of Nashua, New Hampshire.

This series is made possible by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities and besides Keene State, is sponsored by Pease Public Library, Nashua Public Library, Plymouth State University, Outreach for Black Unity and the Greater Nashua NAACP.

Event Date
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Event time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lecture, History, Community


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