African Americans in CT Book Talk, February 15

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In African American Connecticut Explored, over 50 essays document the long arc of the African American experience in Connecticut, from 1630 through the 20th century. On Saturday, February 15 at 2 p.m., contributing editor Elizabeth J. Normen will discuss this breakthrough work of scholarship in the Greenwich Library Meeting Room. 

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The voice of Connecticut's African Americans rings clear through fascinating stories featuring nationally prominent black abolitionists, the African American community's response to the Amistad trial, and the Civil Rights work of baseball great Jackie Robinson (a twenty-year resident of Stamford), to name a few. 

Historian and contributor to the book, William Frank Mitchell, will also be present to discuss his involvement as curator of the current exhibition Freedom! and the collection of 6,000 works of art, artifacts and archives and documents from more than 300 years of the Black experience in America at the Amistad Center of Art and Culture in Hartford. 

Published by Wesleyan University Press, this book represents the collaborative effort of Connecticut Explored and the Amistad Center for Art & Culture, with the support from the State Historic Preservation Office and Connecticut's Freedom Trail. 

This program is open to all at no charge through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions from generous donors. No registration required. For more information, please call Michele Martin at (203) 625-6533.

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