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On Sunday, April 2, authors Reverend Deborah Knowlton and Michelle Armosky Sherburne will bring hidden history about slavery and black heritage to light in a program sponsored by the Hampton Historical Society. Entitled Windows into African American Life in New Hampshire, the event is free and all are welcome.
Knowlton, who recently published Color Me Included, will share stories from her book about the enslaved and free blacks she discovered in the records of the First Congregational Church in Hampton where she is the pastor.
Sherburne's new book is Slavery and the Underground Railroad in New Hampshire. She will discuss the overlooked history of slavery in New Hampshire along with NH's abolitionist movement, underground railroad, and 21st century commemorations.
Come celebrate the African American contributions that Knowlton and Sherburne have discovered. The program will be held at the First Congregational Church, 127 Winnacunnet Road in Hampton, at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 2. Light refreshments will be served, and books will be available for purchase. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 603-929-0781.