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Rev. Noah Porter House Farmington Dick Pandora, Norma Francini, Ruth McCarthy Belonged to the minister of the Congregational Church and provided a home for one of the three African children in the Amistad group. The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions was organized here. It is a private residence and not open to the public.
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Samuel Deming House Farmington Marilyn Elling, Norma Francini See the Underground Railroad overview.
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Redeemer's A.M.E. Zion Church/Norton House Plainville Diane Ross Lipari, Laurie Regish, Peg Yung, Agnes Pane The Redeemer's African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Zion Church represents a movement also evident elsewhere in Connecticut: the joining together of African denominations in town to establish a church which nurtured black leadership and generated community suppo...
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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 Heather A. Williams The North Star and lantern are the key elements of the logo of the Connecticut Freedom Trail.
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West Burying Ground Middletown Marilyn Cocking To the rear of this cemetery are the graves of local African Americans including Fanny Beman, the mother of Amos Beman, one of Connecticut's best known African American civil rights leaders of the nineteenth century. There are also graves here of men who fought in the Connecticut Twenty-Ninth Regiment and other African A...
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Faith Congregational Church Hartford Meckla Pinnix In 1819, Hartford's African Americans, rejecting being seated in the galleries of white churches, began to worship by themselves in the conference room of the First Church of Christ. Later established as the African Religious Society, the group built a church at 30 Talcott Street in 1826 and soon became associate...
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Amistad Foundation Wadsworth Atheneum Hartford Meckla Pinnix and Nina Murphy The nation's oldest continuously operating public art museum, houses the Amistad Foundation African-American Collection. This unique collection of Americana is comprised of over 6,000 art objects, posters, broadsides, photographs, memorabilia, and rare books that evidence the many contribution...
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Benjamin Douglas House Middletown Jim Battle, Mary Chisholm, Eileen Hilsdon, William Freeman, Rev. Moses Harville, Hazel Hewitt, Mardi Loman, Garnell Mitchell, Raleigh Mitchell, Alice Moody, Rev. Ella Perry, Kathy Ellis, Ann Ross, Sara Ruffin, Celeste Vereen, Linda Wilks See the Underground Railroad overview.
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Paul Robeson House Enfield Iva Allison Paul Robeson was an All-American football player, a Phi Beta Kappa scholarship student at Rutgers University Law School, and a graduate of the Columbia University Law School. An African American of extraordinary artistic gifts, he later became an internationally known actor and singer, and he was an activist in civil rights causes...
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