Connecticut Freedom Workers: Remembering the Civil Rights Movement

Jan 28, 2021 - Fall 2021

During the 1960s, people of various races, religions, ages, genders, and classes contributed to an integrated civil rights movement—in Connecticut and around the nation. This exhibition shares stories, artifacts, and images of Connecticut freedom workers who supported the movement at home or by traveling south to participate in sit-ins, protests, and marches, including the 1963 March on Washington and the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March.

Note: This exhibition is on display in the galleries at the Connecticut Historical Society.

Image: Black Caucus members at a meeting in Hartford, 1967. Hartford History Center, Hartford Public Library.

 

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