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Tour and Talkback

June 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on July 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm


Join us for this opportunity to discuss the modern-day repercussions of America’s long denial of full citizenship for African Americans.

Through September 14, CHS hosts Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, a traveling exhibit from the New-York Historical Society. The exhibit explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War. It explores the roots of modern-day issues such as voter suppression, mass incarceration, and white supremacist terrorism.

On June 6 and July 20, we invite members of the public to attend a special tour of the exhibition, followed by a group discussion of how the exhibition helps us to understand contemporary issues surrounding justice and equality . The tour will be led by CHS staff, and the discussion will be facilitated by staff from Everyday Democracy – learn more about their mission here.

This is a free event. Light refreshments will be served. Please let us know you’re coming by emailing rsvp@chs.org. Questions? Contact Adult Programs Manager Natalie Belanger at natalie_belanger@chs.org.

To support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Connecticut Historical Society is closed to the public through July 31. All on-site programs and events are canceled during this time. Our Annual Meeting has been postponed until September 14. Click here for CHS's digital programs.