welcome to discover Portsmouth I’ve cabinets Oh daddy I’m the new executive director of Portsmouth Historical Society run the John Paul Jones house and they are sitting in discover Portsmouth so this is exciting our third t talk and thank you so much for coming out we’ve had such great crowds I just feel that the programming that Jerry and and Valerie are doing is just so magnetic and I again appreciate you being here I did want to mention that because of a grant you’re very generous grant from TD Bank we are unable to provide free admissions to all of our tea talks but you’ll notice a cash donation container right there just as you go out all of those donations go directly to Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail so I would you go please welcome to our host for the day Nate cutting hi everybody joining us here ah today we’ve got a very special presentation it’s going to be presented by dr. stephanie freeman she has earned her doctorate at alabama A&M university she is a passionate scientist who cares about the community she’s here to give her presentation about sustainability and economic viability she’s a personal friend of mine and I’m very saddened to hear her speak so a lot of further ado is definitely how’s everyone doing good um some housekeeping notes would you please tell Kylie turn off your cell phones are putting on vibrating so you do not have touch your neighbor to yes I’m a neighbor to the right I am going to use this time right now I have a survey that went through to go out and if you could please put on it a and Charlie and Bonnie and Valerie will be circulating that so i’ma give you a few minutes and hopefully bought a pen or pencil again so let’s begin okay my name is dr stephanie freeman i usually get calls definitely more than imaging my presentation is I black heritage tours in my community please click the next slide for me thank you this is the outline of the presentation that I’m presenting to you today one is the overview of the New Hampshire tourism and then looking at the definitions of cultural tourism heritage tourism and sustainable tourism in the next lecture we’ll look at Portsmouth black heritage tourism suction to we will look at community social and environmental impacts economics community and partnerships infrastructure development funding opportunities discussion and acknowledgments commune oh you want me louder you lot louder you want the cheerleader outside voice okay next slide please I’m going to make this enjoyable because I get tired of going presentations either I’m gonna fall asleep I’ll dream about what’s next in my life so I want to be this more engaging so if you want half questions we’re going to hold them at the end but if you’re feeling like you’re bored I can move on to the next slide because I respect your time I hope you respect my so we’re all on the same page right oh so the next you’ve gone too far right now should I go back yes you’ve got a real far why did that happen fire on your good oh I see what happened she’s got all the timer yeah oh well I genres an amateur okay so we’re just gonna habit I wear

down so Brina coming to New Hampshire tourism statistics next slide please yeah so tell us about those to walk the bottom hand oh you know why I really like the design specifically because of flowers and I thought about quilts because they always tell a story for black history and squares and I think about when I was in upstate New York and I meant like a great great grandmother Brittany’s of Harriet Tubman and she was telling about the Underground Railroad and how it was significant and and how quotes told the story how to get more so I thought about this and music was an integral part that kept either gospel or different types of music kept people who were enslaved encouraged and those are the ways that we were telling stories about the challenges that they had in their past so that’s why I Peppa Pig those you’re welcome to home so let’s get back to the presentation and you’re good that’s a good question um so these are 2011 statistics 36 million travelers visited New Hampshire in approximately four point 95 billion dollars were spent did you know that New Hampshire for tourism is the second largest industry and playing over 74,000 people generate a 107 dollars in rooms and meals through tax revenue now this is 2011 statistics I was looking for more but this is all that was available but it gives you not dead for the past five years is probably quadruple that’s just an idea so let’s click on to the next slide heritage tourism so heritage tourism promotes the preservation of communities historic resources educates tourists and local residents in American history with the potential of economic gains tourism that respects natural and built environments the heritage of people in place so heritage tourism accomplices historic sites and we can see van Portsmouth right when you walk around there’s lot of historic architecture lecture sites as well as landmarks and corridors and places and events that we’ve got if you’re taking the black heritage tourism trail you would hear about these places and events next slide please cultural 22 paths there you go alright cultural tourism is defined by tourism industry professionals as travel directed toward experience the Arts heritage and special character of the place culture is a main attraction of tourism’s without culture to make a difference a tourist site would be a boring place so now includes visual arts humanities performing arts ethnic festivals culture and people next slide please so we’re going to discuss sustainable tourism sustainable sustainable tourism involves developing and maintaining community areas and environment is such a manner that is scalable and it remains viable for an indefinite time in a community so miracle quotes that are linking tourism and heritage and culture in a way that’s sustainable every time you enjoy it the store place you are not only helping to preserve it you are helping to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors alike save your heritage and your culture share it with visitors and read the economic benefits of tourism these quotes illustrate the core idea of sustainable tourist product and how it can contribute to the preservation of the natural environment and the local culture as well as the development of local communities that’s why please suddenly briefly graze over the benefits of tourism so it increases resources for the protection and conservation of natural a global heritage resources increase income from tourism expenditures increased induce income from tourism expenditures new employment opportunities and increase tax base those are just a few next slide please so section three or two we’re going to

talk about community social and environmental impacts economics community of partnerships infrastructure development funding opportunities of exponents so we’re going to get into a consumption model that I created for community so we’re going to look at this in a way of European tradition which is at the top it says the dominant culture that basically fragmented different cultures and ethnicities so on one side you have Indian tradition and when I say Indians indigenous Americans from in from here with Christopher Columbus arrived in America he was like oh I thought I was in India so that’s how he got their names and then applicant traditions so we have African tradition that was imported hair and remind you that Africans had skills sites and abilities to build this country that we call America as a superpower and we cannot forget there was a time when before Africans came there were indentured slaves that were Caucasian away that were able to buy their freedom that was the difference between chattel slavery and those who rented your slaves who could buy their freedom over a period of time so let’s move on in the center of this before I forget I’m sorry let’s move back and in the center of this is your April India neural culture American culture and some Latin countries will be must be sold but here we are talking about our culture is so significant because i forgot to mention when stay come here they were fragmented from their family and then they had to create their own culture and then they were sold off to somewhere else and they had to redefine themselves again I mean that takes a lot of strengthening and just passion to move forward regardless with all the challenges of working post-traumatic stress from leaving your country to doing massive labor next slide please okay thank you thank you so in my master’s thesis I’m at North Carolina State University I was looking at a case study of la tierra teachers for farmers farmers who were who are descendants of African slavery but land rich but unable to have viable funding and resources so during this time I surveyed three use of groups we had horse riders the black black horse riders boy you got some correction officers and we also had this big bike week motorcyclist in Virginia and basically I did a survey inquiry and how they felt about tourism what they desire so for those who just arrived can you raise your hand and one of our special people John a Charlie and Bonnie will pass you around a survey and would you put down be when you get it thank you so the whole goal of it was to understand what creates black heritage tourism some some of this right now so we have policies policies that are directly helping the development of black heritage to ensure right retention of black plant the nature and the environment so these are definitions I coin because of talking to farmers and this family farm there was ten of them five boys uncited up boys they’re older than me there were five min five women and they were all in their late seventies and eighties and you were trying to figure out how can they pass the plan when you have grandchildren and children who don’t want to farm the land have no interest in it what do you do next so I I was thinking about okay heritage and identity what a powerful statement that you have this much like 500 acres of land you’re doing farming you’re doing traditional farming your have cows and pigs and and different things like that and then you’re adding this enhancement of tourism and recreation and fishing which isn’t very common so this was one way of looking at it so when I considered black heritage throughs I’m I defined it as blacks contributions to the United States it captures the spiritual religious medicinal recreation behaviors of the visitors it can be in an urban or rural setting it can evoke individual and collective memories of the past so this is what the model I perceived was significant because they all play a role so if we start with history when I think about the black farmers and we can think

of the foot the people who were enslaved here behind oh right they were chattel slavery they fought for everything emancipated still looking for their family and then we look at the laws or policies so when I look at the black farmers and the ones I talk to you they were discriminated because they couldn’t get there on the grants they could get in in the door and they walked away I was thrown in the trash so discrimination that consistently came through the masses because of the color skin sometimes we can still encounter that today so laws and policy preventing that and then we have community so if you have a community that is challenged but are defined by the history law and policy it then starts kelem affecting your collective memory an authentic see of your experience and then education when I was talking to these farmers they couldn’t really get education it wasn’t a priority because they had to farm the land management and that was their priority and when I think about segregation when books were passed out from the white community to black communities there are like five ten years old so you have an education disparity and then economic independence if you’re a sharecropper you could be in dead because one it has education and calculate what do I need to get out of the day what do I what how can I move away from the circumstance to be an independent person and then we look at nature and the environment I can tell you this my background being in forestry and agriculture my family was like why are you in this field I don’t understand you got a doctrine and doing stuff that we consider gardening as a hobby but not as a serious job so my undergrad is in horticulture so dealing with that cultural issue too can be a challenge amongst your own because of the collective memory and legacy that that plays an important role but over time they appreciate what I did because they are like okay yeah we have to get over our own fears and over the past see that there are opportunities that we don’t think about being in this field alright let’s go to the next slide so I’ve kind of defined some of these I’ll just let you read them because I kind of talked about them already small gooey oh my gosh all right well then I took the clarification on previous slide so we’re going to move on to the next slide after sorry I don’t know important because we challenged all ready to wear glasses too so I understand so let’s talk about portsmouth black heritage tourism so i’m going to pick up on some key things I thought were interesting when I was reading it and had the opportunity and made to participate in the burial ground events 1645 first African in New Hampshire sold to mr. Williams 1708 the New Hampshire census record 70 slaves 1714 law makes slaves taxable so that goes back to the child slavery you’re looked at a few deaths as property and not as a human being 1760 Portsmouth town records refer to a site as a Negro bearing yard 1779 20 and Slade Portsmouth of African petitions the new hampshire state government for freedom that’s very powerful and I’ll get back to that in a second and two thousand 313 grades discovered under Chestnut Street so you have slaves who are writing and writing these petitions and they were actually posted some slaves were supposed to write and read and be educated enough to to push legislation as a slave that’s empowering when the construct and black heritage tours on that list people who may not know their history of the importance of reading education and pushing even if you don’t understand just believing that you need to be free next slide please so let’s look at the benefits of black heritage tourism so we have pride learning leading to better economic viability and development in the community improved infrastructure from the revenues development of local handicrafts increased community viability leading to economic development opportunities and just repeated myself but just to emphasize this is important and in research that’s been done black portsmouth three centuries of african-american heritage by Margie and Salmons and Valerie Cunningham who’s an audience is a well-documented book explaining this history so let’s give

her and I have an article that was written written on heritage tourism as a mechanism to facilitate the preservation of black family farms next slide please so let’s look at the social and environmental impact creating cultural image can affect the quality of life of the local residents incorporating resident perceptions ensuring the community and the environment is clean multiple uses for heritage tourism so let’s look at this picture these are areas where in 2003 graters were identifying and you could see the passion and desire for this community to take advantage of basically coming together collectively to create a memorial sighting that speaks valid values of how much passion that was here to make it from 2003 22 2015 raising the money working together because they had passion and vision next one please yeah so this is a glacier analogy this is the economic impact so we think of the iceberg we so most the time when you think of glaciers always just all small a long piece but when you look further down it has groups almost lemon tree just see enough of it but here’s the point spending by visitors to rock spending by visitors only the tip of the iceberg that gets back to what I’m saying it’s easy to measure how many people visit that how much money has been the expenditures and people I visited but the indirect impact of this is much larger because because you have to figure out how is this funding revenue then feign black heritage tourism trail how is it in indirectly and directly benefiting the community so these are things that are sometimes hard to measure when you look at economic impacts next slide please community and partnerships so community as I define here to ensure sustainability of heritage tourism emphasis should be placed on the importance of partnership competitiveness public participation skills development and benefits by local communities as crucial elements for careful development preservation and management of heritage tourism and then partnerships as I mentioned earlier are key and the heritage tourism project it might involve the organization that owns our cares for the Heritage Site local government regional communities museums and other organizations that can strengthen the awareness of black heritage tourism next slide please so our community benefits so if we look at in a New Hampshire way ownership of tourism business by residents collective ownership and or management of a tourism business joint venture between communities consultation by participant participation in terms of planning bodies public participation and community involvement in the implementation of tourism strategy and finding opportunities these are all important in the benefits of community alright infrastructure development this gets into how do how do i or how do we increase visitors to visit to the site and community how to increase their length of stay how to increase their spinning per day and then how to ensure that they will come back are even word about saying hey let’s come back again and make it an annual thing next slide please finding opportunities this is imperative in tourism and any business is about how do you gain the process of doing this so let’s look at cultural heritage grants because this is pretty much with black portsmouth heritage tourism is is a cultural piece and it’s a heritage site and then

sustainability which i talked to earlier so some of the Great’s iphone were like American Express Phil and brick grants program and the purpose of that is to engage communities to become involved in sustaining heritage tourism and cultural sites which is something that course one could consider Carnegie Corporation of New York it was created in 1911 to promote the advancement in diffusion of knowledge and understanding grants must benefit the people of the United States so there are grants that are here to support and sustain and I had the opportunity in 2007 to participate in the Getty Leadership Institute program out in California it was a great opportunity to see how museums are sustaining their communities and using avenues to create awareness and some of that is going back to what you asking Harvey about virtual tourism which I interested because there are certain museums that are taking advantage of technology to educate children pre through k and i want to mention if you haven’t heard that the black heritage tourism they have a curriculum for children and if you can advocate this or how teacher that can do that so those are one way that we could use that virtually to educate the masses about the history American history and Portsmouth history let’s go to our the next one please we’re going to talk about discussion so the survey that please click the next one the survey i handed out was basically to get you to think about it and and since i’m going to use this information or summarize it i didn’t want any bias so because the sides is we have biased that’s bad news so i would like to open this up actually let me do it this way i concluded my presentation but i’d like to use this section as my discussion section to further create a dialogue and what’s next yes we go back to the slides where the strange partition bakery in New Hampshire might double point out that that was just signed like a miracle that’s right so yeah let’s just sign a year ago that the slaves who petitions Thank You charlie yes Harvey I’m wondering if United Way is on the list of organizations that would fund this board of admission that again after I got to start okay i’m wondering if United Way of America is on the list of targets to be seen to put money into this organization you know that’s a very good question Ballard me with no better than I like is it possible to do that why not I’m not that man I’m that challenge I’m just saying well that they may contribute a huge amount of money to the organization’s well disgusting yeah well we are very familiar with united site collaborated with him in the chamber commerce and so on but our organization is not one that they would support that they let me we don’t both on exactly ok so far there has been wanting a question the audience to say maybe that would come up and talk a little bit more about that from just a different vantage point so more people could hear you now say what’s been in history Rob but you can think about coming up speak about some of that we do have another question on the floor um my name is neat and I’m a volunteer here with a portion of Heritage Trail pieces sankofa scholar Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail and Jerry and could make it here today and so I’m going to try to step in to facilitate now I can’t do it probably half as well as Jerry Indian but I’m going to do everything I can to try to get to know some of the people who I don’t so I might ask your name and then i’ll repeat your question and we can have a great discussion we want my favorite things about the seat up so no further ado your name is maybe I’m gonna light some lovelyz detox my question Stephanie is

that is made up of lots of neighborhoods lots of different information how do you see the cultural tourism around Black History integrating into the larger tourism of Portsmouth and New Hampshire because we have a lot of these really that’s a very good question I see several things one this is New England we look at feeling it is the epicenter of America and Black History and we don’t talk about Indian history how long here and doing their part and a lot of them have been wiped out are they been mixed interracial we mix white and ending in black and indian all of that and that’s part of our history that we will have to probably extract and then that becomes the convenience be open to dealing with the path trying to figure out what to do in a present to make sure that it’s actually captured accurately and not bias because we know whoever writes the history is usually the dominant culture and nobody wants to be seen as inhumane and in the situation so that would be an open-minded community and committee members willing to say okay this is our history we don’t like it but we’re going to have to tell the truth about it and not sugarcoat it and I think that’s where that’s a dialogue that needs to start occurring and I’m not quite sure maybe valerie has died on that yeah i might say maybe we can push it out to you guys to say did you want to comment on how you see the Portsmouth I characters trail and different groups collaborating to share a more unified vision of that history I would very much like gallery or thank you to follow up on that point I’m interested in how you got the community you find you I’m not from Portsmouth I’m from Worcester Massachusetts and I’m very much interested in developing our own Trail um and if you could tell me some anecdotes roxas we push that and then how you dealt with issues that arose when you first proposed your trail i would i would like to know about that and perhaps how you got on the larger community about management which partnerships were able to develop successfully and then I have other questions about some of you are true the benefits of a virtual trail versus a straight on the ground I’ll give you a quick release a quick response to that there was a group of people say what does that know a couple people from the community had been meeting called together by a couple leaders of the new hampshire charitable foundation in around 1990 and their than concerning that those few people that at that time was what we’re talking about the diversity of the Portsmouth the greater Portsmouth community the fact that Pease Air Force Base was leaving and that was going to make a big difference in the demographic composition of our neighborhoods so they call together leaders of different organizations around the area all kinds of different organizations and I think we ended up with a group of about you may be very probably closer to three of people representing religious organizations it was the most diverse group of people probably I’ve ever been involved with and this was classism sexual orientation race ethnicity gender physical ability you name it we had it in our group and we did several projects together over a couple of years got to know each other’s organizations very well-formed close friendships and meanwhile somebody he was doing his own research on the black community and it

occurred to me that everybody in this group was familiar with the streets of Portsmouth but I bet they didn’t know what I had found out about these particular sites around town so at one meeting I put myself on the agenda and I told them this is what happened over here here here and here everybody said wow we should get this in the schools so a volunteer mark sammons volunteer to help me write a little brochure to go into the schools of that 300 plus page resource book was self-published and put into all of the public schools at the expense of the man a charitable foundation and then people wanted copies and then University Press said let’s make a real book out of this and that became flat ports meanwhile the organization that was producing this was the subcommittee of the larger committee and somebody said why did we put some markers around town but then we need to raise money that we have to raise money we have to form i will 1c3 so we had one of the people on the committee was employer he said my office will help you with that and then we were off and running so by so by 1995 we had created the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail so that’s how it started with the idea of just letting people know that there was black history here but then we had to do teacher workshops and then these kind of workshops and we guess what that’s the key not sympathy so it was it was an evolving thing all we were trying to do at the beginning was just to say it’s like history here and there’s black history all through New Hampshire and northern doing boss now united states of alaska and that woman their mom bell barnett help to carry on bogus established the Milford Black Heritage Trail to tell the story about Harriette Wilson and so forth we have curriculum for the schools of ports length we have allies and Exeter Kanan New Hampshire Canterbury all over the place so it’s an idea whose time has come partners and so are you blinking um physically on your your online site well because it now we’re still the portsmouth black hair industry but carrying that Darion and I well that’s part of our outreach program because you know but we’re not going to say oh we can’t do that because you so so it just we encourage other communities to create their own programs Jerry and his super approachable if you ever wanted to talk to her she her name is Jerry and focus GE are rarin is that we also have a sister organization Kalin did you want to speak I just wanted to come in with battery let’s say to ask I think that if you did docent training by the historical houses in the area who were reluctant to talk about the fact that the next yeah yes yeah of course it’s really evaluation yeah some of the Dalton send the historic houses of course had not been telling their own stories because they didn’t know they were embarrassed or for whatever reason so one of the things that we did at the beginning and kill Edwards knows this because he’s one of the founding members and didn’t help he actually helped literally and Jennifer steeple attended two of them helped to write every single one of those smarter than you see around town so we were invited are we invited ourselves the door to the historic houses to talk with the docents about how to talk about sensitive topics and you know what do you say when somebody asks you certain questions and so there’s a lot of educating that has to

be done but but the community was willing at that lit up to do it and just we didn’t even ask about push back if there was any I’m not aware of it everybody that we heard from anyway was encouraging and we had to raise the money which we take very quickly for those markers and we raised a lot of money you know for an organization that nobody never heard of oh yeah I just want to I just run I know sustained in this organization takes money and it in water they should take party and I’m concerned about emphasizing and promoting this organization particularly in New Hampshire and in New England I think the community the general community hungry for this information they don’t say they are until they get a little taste and then they want more but I think London sustainability having money roll in here so you can promote and advertise this organization and what it does is huge and I want to volunteer to help you we are a small organization we we we don’t require a lot of money to put on programs like this one today we do require money to put on our larger programs such as the black new lingual conference that we have every year in the fall and our spring symposium which we have every year those costs money and we always need donors and grant money for that it doesn’t cost a whole lot of money for a group of people to come together Tom so I don’t ever want to hear people say but we can’t do it because we don’t have enough money it doesn’t take money to do everything folks it really doesn’t it takes up it takes hard work it takes some enthusiasm and persistence but if I think when you find that people who are interested in what you have to say and if you touch the right people you will you will get a response and but I also want to say you can either spend your time raising money where you can spend your time doing programs which have chosen to spend our time doing programs and so I suppose if we had you working with us to raise the money then we can expand all right questions follow her heart is metal in the bag yes I Malik the family night just moved to force a thread for Christmas i believe on our property we actually discovered that there is an ancient Native American burial ground that they found on the property history my question is is there an indigenous peoples organization that could somehow be integrated into this trail and organization question I’m gonna have the courage to Valerie she’s telling a dial no I just wanted to say that we are partners we have a partnership with the Indian Museum in one of New Hampshire that is the incentive of what i can say in response i think it’s a oh and Jerri Ann has connections because she worked at UNH as long as I did for years but in a different capacity so she she has connections with the Native American organizations on campus at UNH that’s where we are right now thank you Stephanie that then even remember that last May when the avg was dedicated it was a wonderful article written by journalists from the Richmond dispatch and Virginia which was then reprinted in the portsmouth herald basically saying you know chain management to junior at the day also when discovered obviously a very large african-american burial sites and oakum portsmouth can do this and we still haven’t so I’m just wondering since the mdg was dedicated last May and has been around now for about nine months lots of people coming to see it writing about it are you aware of has there been increased work across the country on other burial sites prompted by ours there yeah well it’s been ongoing not all communities have been as

successful as ours in coming together to do something about it but these burial sites are showing up all over the place in fact that I just the other day yesterday was reading about two more one in New Jersey and one in New York State so I mean there were enslaved Africans all over this land they had to be buried someplace so the fact that they’ve been overlooked on these years is one thing but they are coming to life because people want to see them now I think and we get the Darien and I have talked to many communities consulted with them because they want to know one ideas on how they might proceed in their own communities everyone is different the one not that particular one but there’s another one in Virginia we’re connected with the school I mean the Medical School where cadavers were brought in after dark to the medical school at a time you know when that’s the only way medical students could could learn what they were learning so an it was easy to get black cadavers well after they were finished with these cadavers they be thrown into this oh well oh well recently was opened up and now they discovered it all these remains are in the web and so the community is struggling struggling to get the campus where this all happen and the local government to cooperate with them to try to figure out what they’re going to do about it that’s a that’s a tough one but you know there are others too where there just are no markers the families say my family’s buried there I know they’re there and then they have the documentation but there’s nothing the ground to say this is where they are buried so and the highways came through and good so what she’s talking about is very common phenomena when I’m isn’t working on my PhD in at Alabama A&M University I participated I’ll be prior to that I participated in the selma to montgomery historical and worked with with the National Park Service as well as George Washington Carver a museum in Tuskegee and Brooklyn see Washington use em and it’s very typical for black are those who are such a socially economically deprived not as status that this is what the environmental justice comes in where people are buried there’s no value eminent domain is used to push people out the land to make highways so if you go to Montgomery and some of the elders would say hey this was my family farm but because of eminent domain it’s aldehyde mine the superhighway good stay but this is a common of phenomena and that’s where the environmental justice issue comes in where I was doing my research on my dissertation i was looking at black equality i was dropping jumping into rivers streams of caves and collecting samples of hexavalent chromium if you watch the movie erin brockovich she was biting hinckley in that area in hinckley california where people were dying of cancer so my challenge was here is a group in Anna predominately black community where Redstone Arsenal and asked is located due to eminent domain they pushed them further south the Tennessee River flows right through it and what happens you have some anti comeon let me just give me an idea you’re sitting on it because that’s an anti-corrosive pneus it coats your cars your laptops so all the satellites that have gone up every NASA shuttle that has gone up it is literally that remnant of liquid there’s been flowing through the Tennessee River so there were examples of people dying cancer a very early age and they settled because they didn’t know are they weren’t to where they settled for life they have still challenges health issues but because they settled and that goes back to Los policy that conceptual model that was talking about and education collect marriage memory and then making choices that out not only from my current view but to look at the legacy sometimes that education piece is a serious contribution a decision and what will tap into collective that community

as well other questions ready yes it’s a cross market sign remove from Nashua you don’t have a very diverse in terms of the arts intercourse it but it turns across marketing we talked about 36 billion dollars in tourism a lot of that comes to the Seacoast the mountains the lakes the Seacoast how do you cross market a Black Heritage Trail within especially Portsmouth that anyone knows this week is Portsmouth beer with how can you cross market non-traditional cross market the Black Heritage Trail who did those type of things is there a case study has been done that shows a cross market not only to the strawberry bank and to discover Portsmouth but non-traditional cross marketing to generate not only education to propagate that’s a very good question on I would suggest there some ways and that would go back into the culture piece of how people were cooking and preparing food and a potential of maybe identifying it may not have been beer in my big white white liquor or something that they were producing and having some correlation of like techniques that could have been potential use and different agriculture resources for farming but that would take some research that’s a good i did though yes you may so here at the discover portsmouth center there is like this umbrella a call I want to discover poison center right and there’s a like a storm hits in and so oh I don’t know if I just open microphone but the woman that came out before Kathleen soldati she is the executive director and so with our sponsor TV bank I think of what they try to do is just share PR we share a website and so when people want to go for a walk to the John Paul Jones house are full time Black Heritage Trail and so we do some of that work I guess just through people work but Kathleen could probably speak more to how we try to cross pollinate different organizations outside of the umbrella of the discoverer for consent so that’s did anybody have any questions I’d like to hear a little bit more about the virtual reality through oh thank you that’s my passion fun before I do that I have to do 30 second public service announcement my Valerie um she wants us to all be aware of that the public community access their credit Portsmouth public health significant public health bad news Portsmouth um community access community access Channel will be showing expert excerpts from these programs so you’ll have an opportunity to view these presentations asked during the question from virtual tourism there’s a lot of potential if you remember I had an opportunity to go San Francisco there’s a mole ad it’s a virtual tour splashing Zim where they talk about the history of African Diaspora so what I’m interested in being new to community for like about two years now how to take this information because there are people for example when I did talk to people at the i forgot the full name but mo ad they were having people as far as Japan viewing this material on a daily base is learning about history so this virtual tour of tourism is a different group of people who have we have access to to tell a more intimate story and learn more about it and if there’s ever an opportunity that can come and visit so you asked about cross marketing and I’m thinking with the virtual tour and if someone wanted to come for leaf peeper season you know go see the leaves then this opportunity to be an OS oasis of Portsmouth then you have this opportunity because we have this virtual presence that you could actually come and visit and take a very intimate tour so that’s what the melting of the virtual tour and the local tour so you create a market so there’s potential for funding paypal you know other ways to

sustain this project isn’t in the foreseeable future yes it is I got a bracket of one um I shared it in da water maybe six year old lady a photo type I can pull it out do you want that battery in my heart so I’m lemme with that this okay everything together doing that but me Oh something else occurred to me too I think I didn’t quite understand your question but I’m going to say this maybe it’ll answer you as as local historians and people interested in history become more informed and aware of what that history really is they begin to understand how tightly interlocked the stories are there isn’t our story and their story the whole thing is our story you cannot talk about colonial Portsmouth without talking about the significance of the slave trade the Atlantic slave trade they would not have been all of this ship building in Portsmouth New Hampshire if they had not been going across the Atlantic to the west coast of Africa to the West Indies to South America to the southern colonies to newport rhode island and back home to portsmouth with african people on those ships along with the other goods that they were taking that way and the sugar and the cotton goods that they were bringing this way New Haven would not have had textile mills and railroads without the cotton industry in the south so and whether people were slave owners or not if they live here they were connected and discontented upon the slave based economy and this is what this is what we have learned in school and this is part of our mission is to give people the other other perspective on and and fill in some of those gaps in our American history so that I think I maybe if I could just respond I agree absolutely with everything you’ve just said the problem is is that for some of the local organizations where I am they are very much invested in the idea of the independent self-reliant image of the New England fisherman and farmer that has nothing to do with this story and so when you attempt to change the narrative for some people it’s very uncomfortable and there is of course within as this history becomes better known as you said through local historians there is now work being done on uh as I’m sure if Valerie I know you are aware of the tracing center and their new book how to interpret slavery at historic sites and other people talking about how to approach the second sessions here I’m sure you yeah but I would love for them to come to Gloucester we’re working slowly to make this happen and this has been a process for us with lots of public talks to get people aware and then enthusiastic so what we’re moving behind you i’m using you as a model all right she have to nest before you want things out so no further dude this is a draft of the prototype of light virtual tourism can look like for the black on portsmouth heritage tourism de Valory didn’t mention i’m a san koke pop volunteer too alright so here we go just how to open in mind and I’m always open to feedback

and suggestions because I may have one vision but you may have something that may enhance it or tweak it because I always feel like everyone is like we’re kaleidoscope you target one way to get one angle you to another way you get a different perspective so the more people that are involved in this and we can meet in the middle to encompass what we’re talking about cross marketing education and awareness then we have accomplished what we needed to do at this time so can you please okay can you lower the mic stand by any chance North mr. blue society has gone to I moon you’re mr. Kloster became am using a thing of Carlton running to Stephanie I am young virgin torogai pharmacy year at the trail is to preserve the history and culture of african-american community in Portsmouth and the enhancer region our heroes awareness and appreciation of people of color through education and public programs that complemented by bach volunteer organization and also served as a bottle across the country demonstrating that it is possible for small that work done getting individuals to celebrate and preserved alone old stories about Americans to learn more about the buggy artist show virtual tour sites will consist of the liberal home Rosa Rasputia in the Navy Yard big for us corn part is the Whipple home 143 Pearl Street in the mid seventeen hundreds to our gig boys were sick by their wealthy royal family from a mallu on the gold coast of West Africa to be educated abroad its sequel sea captain brought them into an American slavery they were enslaved by William wimbo who raised them and his Portsmouth home the Mafia lad mansion the older boy was named Prince comfy or goofy kept his African name in 1777 the new answer clear me William football a brigade general and am 2dr general were going out of vermont’s Kurtz was reluctant to assist in fighting for freedom he himself would never enjoy the general promise grunts and the manumission in exchange for service so Prince of becoming in the revolution the most states a green ranger at statutory prohibitions gets by little militiamen prince was among many black men who serve France was said to be with George Washington at his Christmas Eve crossing of the Delaware River in 1776 willful free press seven years later in February 1784 in 1789 canary diamond chase he-man stated by Newcastle münster Reverend chase in 1787 copying very Rebecca Dickerson Blakeman a newly free people they chose same area that was familiar to her Whipple squiggle blown them a lot at the back corner of her garden they moved a small house on to it and raise their families their carts worked as the chief steward and assemblies balls of weddings company play fiddle at many of these events diamond dick has worked for knowing church and conducted a school for black children sponsored by the ladies Gerald bull African society and 1796 after enjoying only 12 years Prince died and several children children copy dating so that gives you that gives you an idea of what a virtual tour could be like there’s always opportunity to improve it but that’s what it go to take this to give you a perception and idea of what virtual tourism is it’s basically hi I’m Stephanie come join me on this ride and if you want to learn

more click on this information so it be linked to the blackboard site Heritage Trail website and that’s where the marketing and fundraising to sustain it and also we can also share this with the public access as well so there’s ways of marketing and communicating and getting people involved and aware of their history yes ma’am I as a videographer I’m a big fan of the web okay and my my hope is that you folks will get some of your programming on the web with the substance of what you’ve had already it’s just stunning information and as people have said it needs to be shared and it’s invaluable so as far as helping get the word out hopefully you’ll see some of this on the web this is this is the work of the same copas taller stephanie freeman Nate cutting Brad Randall who else is here of Freddie Ross Cindy Matheson Charlie Clark who else jennifer siebel is one of our original san koke with scholars and of course he’ll Edwards and loyally you