Exploring Connecticut and the Slave Trade: April 21 Event

Exploring Connecticut and the Slave Trade

When: Tuesday, April 21, 12pm – 1pm
Where: Connecticut’s Old State House, 800 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103, United States (map)
Join acclaimed writer and independent historian, Anne Farrow, as she discusses her new book, “The Logbooks Connecticut’s Slave Ships and Human Memory.” Farrow has spent the last decade exploring the content and the meaning of a set of 18th-century New London slave ships’ logbooks. Her book explores the Africa’s (a slave ship) three voyages in 1757, including a journey from New London to the tiny island of Bence in Sierra Leone to take on fresh water and slaves. These voyages, documented by the ship owner’s son, unearth new realities of Connecticut’s slave trade and question how we could have forgotten this part of our past so completely. Following Farrow’s talk, Dr. Allegra di Bonaventura, author of “For Adam’s Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England,” for a panel discussion moderated by the Connecticut Network’s (CT-N) Diane Smith. Following the program, there will be a book signing with Ms. Farrow and Dr. di Bonaventura. This program is co-sponsored with the Stanley Whitman House. Registration is encouraged, but not required. You can register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3LRNJQM
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