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New Hope Baptist Church - Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Pastor Dr. Arthur L. Hilson is the loving husband to wife, Florine, proud father to three college graduates, Gabrielle, Antoinette and David; and doting grandfather to granddaughter Nia.
He is the leader and Pastor to the members of the New Hope Baptist Church as well as a history teacher to students at Portsmouth High School.
Pastor Hilson has often stated, "I do not meet strangers, I meet people for the first time, but I do not meet strangers.
He is also well known in the church and community for his jovial and happy greeting "I'm too Blessed too complain!"
is one of America's most dynamic and inspirational Spiritual leaders.
Dr. Hilson is President of ...
Dr. Hilson is President of the American Baptist Churches of Vermont & New Hampshire, and Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church of Portsmouth.
He also serves as a Commissioner of Human Rights for New Hampshire.
During the 1960s, he marched in the South with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
He is the founding president of the Portsmouth Chapter of the SCLC and the Amherst Branch of the N.A.A.C.P.
Dr. Hilson currently teaches history at Portsmouth High School.
He has also taught at University of Massachusetts and University of New Hampshire.
He has facilitated over 500 workshops for educational groups, corporations, and the Government.
9:35 - Pastor Arthur Hilson (Introduced by M. Little)
Dr. Arthur Hilson, pastor of ...
Dr. Arthur Hilson, pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church in Portsmouth and a social studies teacher at Portsmouth High School, was also in Washington for King's 1963 speech.
"I, for one, feel overjoyed to live long enough to see this," Hilson
said King would probably feel the same way, but also would have been the first to say that the country's work isn't done — especially on the issue of economic justice.
"People talk a lot about the "I Have a Dream" speech, but I wonder why they rarely mention the first 547 words of the speech which was about the 'uncashed check' of economic and racial injustice," he
King was asking, 'What is America doing?'","
"Things are certainly different and the world is looking at us differently," Hilson
believes one reality connects King to Obama.
"The way our economy works, the way the government works, doesn't meet the economic needs of our people."
During the King holiday and Obama inauguration celebrations, Hilson said he will think a lot about those who served — and those who died — on the front lines of the civil rights struggles of the past century.
Keynote speaker, Rev. Dr. Arthur ...
Keynote speaker, Rev. Dr. Arthur Hilson, left, with MLK Award Recipient, Paul Doolittle.
his year's two longstanding annual events both featured social justice activist, Rev. Dr. Arthur Hilson, Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Portsmouth, NH as the keynote speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations on Monday, January 18, 2016.
Portsmouth Herald Community News:
"ECONOMIC JUSTICE: A Spiritual Celebration of the Legacy and Life of Martin Luther King Jr.," a presentation by Pastor Arthur Hilson of New Hope Baptist Church, will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28 at St. George's Episcopal Church, 1 Park Court, Main Street, Durham.862-1462.