Newburyport Adult & Community Education

Newburyport’s Early Black History

Class Description

Ghlee Woodworth

Wander through Newburyport’s historic Old Hill Burying Ground and Highland Cemetery with guide and noted author and historian Ghlee Woodworth, a 12th generation Newburyport native. Woodworth will focus on the memorials of Newburyport’s once-thriving Black community of the 1800s, tell the story of “Guinea Village,” the slang term for the Black neighborhood nearby, and learn about the contributions of our Black residents to Newburyport. We will meet at the Old Hill Burying Ground opposite #22 Auburn Street. Please wear good walking shoes for uneven ground and hills. Parking is available on Auburn Street.

Saturday, October 7, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
RAIN OR SHINE! No Refunds.
Cost: $25. Class Limit: 20.


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