Our film, produced in collaboration with Atlantic Media Productions, chronicles the efforts of two community scholars and activists, Valerie Cunningham and JerriAnne Boggis, to bring to light stories of Africans and African-Americans in New Hampshire, from slavery to the Civil Rights era.
In 2011 the Center for the Humanities produced a 30-minute documentary about the lives of five refugees who have been re-settled in New Hampshire. They tell their very personal stories of war, persecution,refugee camps, and starting again in New Hampshire. Umija and Rasim Gusinac, Udai Baskota, Zahara Mahitula, and Munaf Mahmood come from different countries and backgrounds, but they are all part of the most recent chapter in New Hampshire's ongoing population narrative.
Featuring work of UNH humanities faculty that addresses critical issues, both local and global, for which the humanities can provide context, understanding and a path to conversation and informed civic engagement.
Since 2006, the Black New England Conference is an annual 2-day gathering where academics, artists, activists and community members share insights and research on Black experiences, past and present, in New England and beyond. The Conference is both an academic conference and a celebration of Black life and history.