Underground Railroad of New Milford, CT: A Brown Bag Black History Program Friday, February 5, 2010Posted by kabery in history, Museum, updates.
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Underground Railroad of New Milford, CT: A Brown Bag Black History Program
On Thursday, February 18, 2010 from 12:00-12:45 pm in the Museum of Connecticut History at the State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT, Deborah Calhoun, Executive Director of the Afrikan-American Cultural Awareness Association (AACAA), will present a program on the Underground Railroad in Connecticut, with special emphasis on New Milford, CT. Bring your lunch and learn about the path of slaves through Connecticut on their escape to freedom; about the network of families who supported them on their clandestine journey and the codes used by the Freedom Seekers through their Songs and the Quilt myth.
You can also view the 4 Connecticut Freedom Trail Quilts, permanently displayed in the Museum of Connecticut History. In 1997, a grass roots citizens group of interested volunteers from every corner of the State came together to form the Freedom Trail Planning Committee. They dedicated their time and efforts to creating a lasting tribute to the Connecticut Freedom Trail through one of the most traditional of American art forms – quilting. The four quilts, representing each region of Connecticut, were completed in 1998.