The Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail highlights some of the people and events in local African-American history since 1645, including the recently established African Burying Ground Memorial Park.
Against the odds of early enslavement and subsequent marginalization, Africans and their descendants built communities and families, founded institutions and served their town, state and nation in many capacities.
The Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to providing public programs that inform and educate. Through better understanding, audiences of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to find common ground.
A self-guided walking tour is available from the organization’s website.