Category Archives: African-Americans
The Oxford Historical Society will present Kevin Johnson as Private William Webb, an African-American Civil War soldier from Connecticut at the Oxford Grange Hall on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m.
The Bridgeport History Center is sponsoring two identical programs to be held at the Barnum Museum on Friday, July 27, at noon; and Saturday, July 28, at 2:30 p.m. Professor David Koch will present a vivid overview of the first … Continue reading
Emancipation was gradual in Connecticut, according to Norwalk historian Dale Plummer. “Ten years after the first call to end slavery in Connecticut, the Legislature passed a gradual emancipation act,” Plummer writes in an article for the Norwich Bulletin.
An article by a Connecticut College professor says a revised Civil War death toll would be even higher – perhaps over a million – if it included former slaves. James Downs, associate professor of history at Connecticut College, criticizes Dr. … Continue reading
The public is invited to tour the former site of a historic and once-prosperous African-American community in Middletown from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. this weekend while volunteers excavate the neighborhood in search of artifacts. Volunteers from African Methodist Episcopal … Continue reading
David Koch, assistant professor at Housatonic Community College, will talk about Connecticut’s decision to raise two regiments of African-American soldiers. Professor Koch will discuss how in Connecticut – known as “the land of steady habits” – the creation of the … Continue reading
Joseph Secola, a former probate judge and currently a practicing attorney in Brookfield, will offer a Powerpoint presentation on the famed Dred Scott Supreme Court decision rendered in March of 1857.
On Friday, March 30, Joseph McGill, Jr., will spend the night in the dark, cramped attic slave quarters at Bush-Holley House, a National Historic Landmark in Greenwich, CT, after participating in a panel discussion on the legacy of slavery in … Continue reading
Hugh Price, a former New Haven resident and a descendant of a Trumbull slave and notable Revolutionary War soldier, Nero Hawley, was honored by the African-American Historical Society Inc. at its 8th annual awards ceremony recently. Price, a graduate of … Continue reading
Fairfield Museum and History Center will have a special screening on Thursday, June 2, of the film “Freedom Riders,” a film about black and white students who traveled together on voter registration drives in the Deep South in the early … Continue reading