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Coffee Hour with CHS: Black History Beyond the Amistad

Friday, August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

For this Coffee Hour, we’ll take you on a 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 and spaces are limited. To secure a spot, click here to register via Yapsody.  You’ll get a confirmation email from Yapsody with the link to the Zoom meeting.  At noon on the day of the program, we’ll send you a reminder email. Please do not share the Zoom link with anyone! It’s unique to you.

Our virtual coffee hours have been really popular! Program topics that fill up will be repeated later in the spring or summer.

If you would like to make a donation to help the CHS keep history alive through this difficult time, please click here. Or, to learn about the benefits of museum membership, click here!

Questions? Contact Natalie Belanger, Adult Programs Manager, at natalie_belanger@chs.org





The Connecticut Historical Society will reopen on August 18. All on-site programs and events are canceled at this time.
Click here for CHS's digital programs.