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Leveling the Playing Field:The Sports Gallery at the Smithsonian African American History Museum

May 22, 2017 · ·

Dr. Damion Thomas’s talk will explore the development of the Sports Gallery at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, and how sports can illustrate key moments and ideas in history.

Behind The Scenes Tour: Black History Beyond the Amistad at CHS

February 10, 2018 · ·

This behind-the-scenes tour of our collections spaces will highlight items that tell the story of black Connecticans, both ordinary and extraordinary, from the 1600s to today.

Behind The Scenes Tour: Black History Beyond the Amistad at CHS

This behind-the-scenes tour of our collections spaces will highlight items that tell the story of black Connecticans, both ordinary and extraordinary, from the 1600s to today.

The Greater Hartford NAACP: The Next 100 Years

February 22, 2018 · ·

The Greater Hartford Branch of the NAACP celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017. What’s next? This panel discussion and pop-up exhibit will consider the past, present and future of the organization.

Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights at G. Fox & Co. Department Store

September 13, 2018 · ·

We invite CHS members and visitors to bring a lunch and join us for a noontime talk by Dr. Traci Parker, NERFC fellow, about the racial integration of sales and clerical work at G. Fox during and after the Second World War.

Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

February 2, 2019 · ·

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

February 16, 2019 · ·

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

March 2, 2019 · ·

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

March 6, 2019 · ·

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

April 17, 2019 · ·

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

April 20, 2019 · ·

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

Department Stores and the Black Freedom Struggle: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights

May 2, 2019 · ·

How did civil rights activists use department stores (like Hartford’s G. Fox) as centers for the struggle for black freedom? Historian Traci Parker will discuss her new book on this topic. Come early to view our exhibition, Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow.

How The Scottsboro Boys Can Help Us Talk About the History of Racism

July 30, 2019 · ·

***We’re sorry, this event is sold out*** Playhouse on Park and the CHS are partnering to explore how theater can help us discuss racism in American history.

Hopes and Expectations: The Origins of the Black Middle Class in Hartford

August 21, 2019 · ·

Bring your lunch and learn about a fascinating 19th-century African-American Hartford family with historian Barbara J. Beeching.

“Keep America American”: The Klan In Connecticut

September 14, 2019 · ·

In the 1920s, membership in the Ku Klux Klan exploded in Connecticut. Why? Join us in the gallery for a deep dive into this topic.

The Reverse Underground Railroad: Slavery and Kidnapping in Pre-Civil War America

March 4, 2020 · ·

Join us for a talk with Dr. Richard Bell, the author of Stolen, a new book that tells the incredible story of five boys whose courage forever changed the fight against slavery in America.

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