N.H. Writer Honored With MLK Award

Jan 19, 2015

Credit Library of Congress

A writer and community activist in New Hampshire will be honored today by the Martin Luther King Coalition.

JerriAnne Boggis is being recognized for her work to tell the often little known stories of African Americans in the state. Boggins is an activist and the director for the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail. She says on this holiday, she hopes Granite Staters will remember Dr. King’s ideals – and his actions.

"We all love a hero. We all love ideals. But there’s also the striving that we have to do in order to achieve. So there’s the action, and not just the dream," says Boggins.

There are events honoring Dr. King today in Concord, Conway, Henniker and Northwood.