CCSU-AAUP was proud to showcase “Recovering Hartford’s Hidden Past: People of Color in Hartford’s Ancient Burying Ground, 1640-1815” on Nov, 13, 2019, at CCSU. This work 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.
The full-length video of the presentation is here: https://youtu.be/De5pQcI0H9w
Learn more at the project’s website https://www.africannativeburialsct.org/