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UPCOMING EVENTS

Footprints of Savannah: A Virtual History Tour

Sunday, February 21, 4:00-5:30 PM

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Historian Vaughnette Goode-Walker takes you back in time to explore economic development of antebellum Savannah, Georgia through the history of urban slavery, the slave trade and the cotton trade, leading up to the Civil War.

Each virtual tour, via Zoom, is a live, interactive learning experience for the audience, a limited number of guests, conducted through questions and conversations with the host, throughout the Tour. You will learn about the intersection of Goode-Walker’s personal family history with events that transpired, as you visit places where these events took place and/or monuments that bear witness. Her notable tour was recently featured on MSNBC by Ali Velshi.

Click here to register
Limit: 25 participants 
Cost: $10 for Members and Non-Members
You must be registered before 2:00 PM on Sunday, February 21st to join the event. The Zoom link and password details will be shared by 5:00 P.M. on the day prior to the event and again, a few hours prior to the start of the event.


Beyond the Amistad: Black History at the Connecticut Historical Society

Thursday, February 25, 7:00-8:00 PM

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Join a virtual tour with the Connecticut Historical Society representing the spectrum of the Black experience in Connecticut. The tour is co-sponsored by the Smith College Clubs of New York City and Greenwich-Stamford – a first collaboration - and received a ‘high interest’ rating in a recent SCCNYC survey of CHS’ offerings.

Some of the topics covered in the tour include:

  • Learn about a Harlem Renaissance writer, Ann Petry, who carefully preserved artifacts chronicling the Black community of Saybrook;

  • Examine daguerreotypes by Augustus Washington, who abandoned a successful Hartford photography business to build a new nation in Africa;

  • See and consider artifacts documenting the Civil Rights movement in the state (CT);

Click here to learn more and register
Limit: 100 participants 
Cost: Members - free; Non-Members - $5 each
You must be registered before 5:00 PM on Thursday, February 25 to join the event. The Zoom link and password details will be shared by 5:00 P.M. on the day prior to the event and again, a few hours prior to the start of the event.


 
 





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