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Battell Chapel New Haven J.P. Morgan Represents the role that Yale Divinity School faculty and students played in assisting the Amistad Africans, and offers an exhibition of relevant materials maintained by Yale.
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The Freedom Trail Quilt project and the display of the quilts in the Connecticut State Library's Museum of Connecticut History represent an acknowledgement by public and private groups of the great significance of the Freedom Trail story within the history of Connecticut and the nation.
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Lantern Block Janet Hochsprung The North Star and lantern are the key elements of the logo of the Connecticut Freedom Trail.
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James Mars Poem Norfolk Barry Webber, Ruthann Olsson James Mars was born into slavery in Connecticut in 1790 and became free through the gradual emancipation law enacted by the state in 1784. Mars wrote a pamphlet about his experiences, Life of James Mars, a Slave Born and Sold in Connecticut, which can be found in the book Five Black Lives. Mars was freed at the age of 2...
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Marian Anderson Studio Danbury Janet Hochsprung Marian Anderson was born in Philadelphia in 1902 and as a young woman was noted for her singing ability. Finding few opportunities to perform in the United States, she won recognition in Europe. After her return to America, she sang in concerts in New York City and at the White House. When she was denied permission t...
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Barney House Farmington Sara Prentis, Peg Yung, Betty Kelly Was built in 1832 by John Treadwell Norton, a major supporter of the Amistad Africans. It is operated by the University of Connecticut as a conference center and as a bed and breakfast.
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Timothy Wadsworth House Farmington Michael Aiezza, Assunta Aiezza, Sara Prentis, Betty Kelly See the Underground Railroad overview.
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Samuel Deming Store Farmington Dick Pandora, Norma Francini, Sara Prentis, Ruth Bernadt Provided second-floor quarters for the Amistad Africans on their arrival in Farmington, but the space was later set up as a school where they attended classes for five hours a day, six days a week. Although the property is privately owned, it is operated as Your Village Store.
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John Brown's Birthplace Torrington Catherine Pelletier Avallone One of the most famous abolitionists in America was John Brown, whose armed raid on the U.S. arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in 1859 for the purpose of ending slavery, foreshadowed the government's war two years later to achieve the same end. Brown was born in Torrington, Connecticut in 1800 at this s...
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First Church of Christ Congregational Farmington Sara Prentis, Jean Johnson, Peg Yung, Joan Dahlberg, Ruth Bernadt, Betty Kelly Supported the Amistad Case through its members who provided clothing, housing, education, and Christian teaching to the Africans while they lived in Farmington awaiting funds to return to Africa. The church is a National Historic Landmark.
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