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Encounters: "Uncovering Black and Indigenous Histories"

Saturday, September 21, 2019
10:00am – 12:00pm

Hartford Campus
Hartford Public Library, Hartford History Center, 3rd floor

Encounters: A Forum For Public Discussion

"Uncovering Black and Indigenous Histories"

Who gets remembered? The Ancient Burying Ground is a state historical treasure whose many headstones commemorate leaders of Connecticut's colonial past. More than 500 Africans, African Americans and Native Americans found their final resting place there, too, and yet rarely are they remembered by a personal grave marker. Join us for a small group discussion exploring the history of the Ancient Burying Ground and learn about the lives of Black and indigenous people interred there and their genealogical connections to our present community. Please read selections found on prior to the event.

Lunch will be provided with free registration. RSVP to

Saturday, September 21 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hartford History Center, 3rd Floor Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford CT

*If you require special accommodations to participate, please call 860.695.6367 at least two weeks prior to the event.


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