Virtual Presentation: Black History at the CHS

Wednesday, February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm |

This program offers a virtual tour of items from our collection representing a spectrum of the Black experience in CT. 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.

This program is free. Register here. You’ll receive an email confirmation with the Zoom link attached, and we’ll send you a reminder at noon on the day of the program.

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Questions? Contact Natalie Belanger, Adult Programs Manager, at

Image: CHS 1981.136.47 Carrington Family

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