Beyond the Amistad: Black History at the Connecticut Historical Society In this program, we’ll take you on a tour of items from our collection representing a spectrum of the Black experience in CT.

In this program, 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.

Program Details

  • 45 minute presentation with 15 minute question and answer session
  • Any group size
  • Any space
  • Speaker comes with all necessary technology
  • Program fees are $225 per program
  • CHS members receive a discounted rate of $200 per program
  • If your group books 3 or more programs in a calendar year, you receive a discounted rate of $200 per program

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Any questions? Please call Education Assistant Rebecca Gross at (860) 236-5621 x 232.

The Connecticut Historical Society will reopen on August 18. All on-site programs and events are canceled at this time.
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