The Black Church
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New Hampshire PBS, in partnership with New Hampshire Humanities, the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire and the Manchester Chapter of the NAACP present a screening and discussion of the new PBS documentary THE BLACK CHURCH: THIS IS OUR STORY. THIS IS OUR SONG on Sunday, April 11th @ 2pm.
The two-part series, hosted by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., reveals the broad history and culture of the Black Church and explores the African American faith communities on the frontlines of hope and change.
This online virtual event will feature 30 minutes of THE BLACK CHURCH documentary followed by an interactive discussion moderated by Dr. Tricia Peone, public programs director at New Hampshire Humanities.
If you joined us for previous screenings of this groundbreaking documentary, some of the video clips will be familiar. We are pleased to have a new group of panelists to share their thoughts about the history, meaning and music of The Black Church.
Welcome to OVEE - April 11, 2021
The Black Church Screener
The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song is a four-hour documentary series that will premiere on PBS stations nationwide February 16, 2021 (check local listings). The series examines the church as a living institution, and the changing nature of worship spaces.
- Cliff Blake
NHPBS Manager of Fundraising & Special Events
- Tricia Peone
Dr. Tricia Peone is the Public Programs Director at New Hampshire Humanities. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire in history with a specialization in the early modern Atlantic world and history of science. Dr. Peone is a historian of early modern witchcraft cases as well as the history of magic and the occult from the renaissance to the present. Prior to joining New Hampshire Humanities in 2018, she previously worked in higher ed and as a historical consultant conducting research for studies related to cultural resources and historic preservation. Originally from Rochester, New York, she now lives on New Hampshire’s seacoast.
- James McKim
Founder and Managing Partner of Organizational Ignition, a management consulting firm. James McKim is a consultant, facilitator, speaker, and advisor working with both private sector and public sector entities internationally in many industries to spark efficiency and growth through aligning people, process, and technology. Believing strongly in giving back to the community, James has facilitated startup and growth of statewide organizations such as the Economic Vitality New Hampshire and the Software Association of New Hampshire. James currently, serves on several Boards playing leading roles such as Vice-President of the Project Management Institute NH Chapter, Chair of the NH PBS Finance Committee, Chair of the Episcopal Church’s National Executive Council Committee Anti-Racism, and President of the Manchester NAACP.
- JerriAnne Boggis
JerriAnne Boggis is the executive director of the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire, the founder and director of The Harriet Wilson Project; and the previous Director of Diversity Programs & Community Outreach at the University of New Hampshire. JerriAnne was named one of 25 Extraordinary Women of Southern New Hampshire by the Nashua Telegraph in 2015; named the 2017 Freedom Fighter by Seacoast NAACP and in 2015, she was named by the New Hampshire Humanities Council as one of the 40 most influential New Hampshirites who have vastly enriched human understanding.
- Rev. Robert Thompson
Reverend Thompson is the Founding President and Immediate Past President of the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire. A retired minister and educator, he served as Phelps Minister for Phillips Church at Phillips Exeter Academy for 32 years. He currently serves as a conflict resolution practitioner and is an ordained Itinerant Elder at the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Exeter, NH. He has been singing spirituals since he was a little boy.
The views and opinions expressed in this online screening are those of the presenters and participants, and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of ITVS, public broadcasting, or any entities hosting the screening.