News Archive, 2006
The Unveiling of the Harriet E. Wilson Memorial
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You are cordially invited to attend
the unveiling ceremony for
The Harriet E. Wilson Memorial
by Fern Cunningham
Saturday, November 4, 2006
Milford Town Hall
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION BY
ACTRESS AND CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST
Ms. Ruby Dee
Also Featuring Boston Vocalist Lawrence Watson &
Milford High School Junior Justianna Andrews
Procession to Unveiling Lead by Milford High School Band
Please call: 603-862-0693 for more information
Event made possible by a generous donation from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation,
The Byrne Foundation, The Kaley Foundation, The Marchesi Fund, Stasia Millett, The Milford Rotary, Northern Utilities Foundation, Northland Design,
September 15, 2006
Granite State Stories to feature Harriet Wilson's "Our Nig: or Sketches from the Life of a Free Black "
Tune in to the Exchange with Laura Knoy on Friday, September 15, 2006 on NHPR. Project Director JerriAnne Boggis and Barbara White will be Laura's guest to discuss a different view of New Hampshire's abolitionist history.
January 24, 2006
The Harriet Wilson Project has been nominated for the Granite State Award
The award is given to a person or institution whose impact has been substantial and beneficial to the people and state of New Hampshire, by Granite State College, a college of the University System of New Hampshire.
The Granite State Award is conferred by the University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees to recognize leaders of business, industry, agriculture, trade associations, and labor organizations, teachers in high or preparatory schools, professional persons, and citizens whose achievements in their own particular spheres have been outstanding for contributions they have made to New Hampshire (i.e., persons of prominence in their own communities who do not easily fit the categories of those eligible for honorary degrees, but who merit commendation).
Granite State Awards are also conferred upon agencies, corporations, and foundations when these have provided extraordinary services, or have otherwise proved of great benefit to the state.
Make history! and have fun by participating in The Reading for Harriet Read-a-thon
Help raise funds to develop a sculpture to commemorate this Milford-born author who is known for being the first black female novelist in the world. Read great books! Expand your horizons! Impress your teachers! and WIN great prizes!! such as a laptop, a digital camera, or an Apple
iPod . Contest details here
For more info or to get involved see: Milford High School: Sue McNally, Library and Media Center Souhegan High School: Lisa Petrie or Marjorie Hobbs, Library Hollis-Brookline High School: Michael Fox, English Department.
Project generously supported by the NH Charitable Foundation, Monadnock Region Funds