African Burying Ground, Portsmouth

4.6
#8 of 12 in Historic Sites in Portsmouth
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  • The city has done a wonderufl job in this setting. Its not a cemetary, but more of a memorial to a forgoten time.  more »
  • This is a moving commemoration to the sadness of slavery, that not only started in Virginia, but also in Portsmouth. It was part of our historic walking tour - quite moving - and done with respect and...  more »
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  • This is a part of New Hampshire history that most of us don't know about our acknowledge. We like to pretend that slavery was something that took place in the South, and that New England wasn't a part of that.... While the Northern States did get rid off slavery sooner, it still happened here, and it needs to be recognized and remembered. I'm glad that it's remembered in Portsmouth, and that people cared enough to memorialize those who found their final resting place here.
  • A subtle and solemn memorial to African slaves who lived in Portsmouth, and whose memory was almost lost to history. The local community put a lot of thought and effort into the memorial, and the symbolism is explained in a placard on site. Well done.

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