Please join us for an evening of discovery at Central Connecticut State University. History professor Dr. Katherine Hermes will take us on a journey to a newly discovered part of Hartford’s past, and show us that there is much more to learn about our community than we ever knew. This event is free and open to the public.
CCSU-AAUP is proud to showcase “Recovering Hartford’s Hidden Past: People of Color in Hartford’s Ancient Burying Ground, 1640-1815.” This is an example of the collaborative and interdisciplinary research for which our faculty are known throughout Connecticut. Dr. Hermes was supported by a research team that includes students, librarians, artists, and computer scientists, as well as Hartford’s Ancient Burying Ground Association and the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office.
Together their work made it possible to uncover the identity and life stories of hundreds of African and Native Americans who helped build Hartford, and, as a result, honor the lives and deaths of city founders who, until now, have been forgotten.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019, Constitution Room, Memorial Hall, CCSU.
5 p.m.: Meet and Greet.
6 p.m.: Dr. Hermes’ Presentation.
7 p.m.: Audience Q&A with the research team.
Refreshments served throughout the evening.