Remembering the Enslaved in Guilford and the Witness Stones Project at Guilford Public Library
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July 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join Dennis Culliton, local history teacher, as he uncovers the story of the enslaved in Guilford. This new and improved lecture follows up on his previous talk, using his most current research and findings about Guilford citizens who had been enslaved and sometimes emancipated. Information will be shared about the Slavery in Connecticut, what enslavement looked like in Guilford, and how many in Guilford benefited from slavery here and through commercial relationships with slaveholders in America’s South and the West Indies.
Along with the talk, the Witness Stones Project will be introduced by Dennis and members of the project committee. This project aims to restore the history and to honor the humanity of enslaved members of the community through student and public engagement. Hear how Guilford will be the first place in Connecticut where the enslaved will be recognized in this way.
Also, Guilford Papers no. 7 titled, “Slavery and Freedom in Guilford and Madison,” by Dennis Culliton will be on sale as a companion to his talk. Please join us on Thursday, July 20th, at 7 pm.
This program is free and open to all. Please register at the library online (www.guilfordfreelibrary.org), by phone (203-453-8282) or in person at the registration desk.