Portraits of Service:
Portsmouth African Americans in the Military, 1946 – 1967

Select Photographs from the Lee Rodgers Collection of the Portsmouth Public Library

Imagine you are a local conductor on the Underground Railroad helping the enslaved find freedom. The year is 1850 and your passenger on this journey is an enslaved African American named George.  The advice you give is critical and can either lead to capture or a successful escape. Good luck!

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