Beyond the Amistad: Black History at the Connecticut Historical Society ~ Virtual Program for Adults

Join us in celebrating Black History Month with this presentation by the Connecticut Historical Society. They will take you on a tour of items from our collection representing a spectrum of the Black experience in Connecticut. You’ll learn about a Harlem Renaissance writer, Ann Petry, who carefully preserved artifacts chronicling the black community of Saybrook. Examine daguerreotypes by Augustus Washington, who abandoned a successful Hartford photography business to build a new nation in Africa. Browse through the photo album of a Hollywood actress who became a champion of labor rights for black entertainers. Marvel at the gorgeous costumes created by CT’s West Indian community for their annual MAS celebration, and see artifacts documenting the Civil Rights movement in our state.

Registration begins January 20th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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Thursday Feb 17, 2022
6:30 PM
Reference Department    860-652-7720   
Virtual Session
Registration will begin on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 9:00 AM