9/21/19 Encounters: Uncovering Black and Indigenous Histories

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9/21 Encounters: Uncovering Black and Indigenous Histories

Saturday, September 21, 2019 

10:00 am - 12:00 pm with lunch to follow
Hartford History Center, 3rd Floor
Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
RSVP to jeagosto@hplct.org

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.

Lunch will be provided with free registration.

Please read the following selections prior to attending:

- Narratives from the Ancient Burying Ground
- The Natives of America by Ann Plato (1841)