Where We Live: Our Abolitionist History

In New London, a house tells the story of slavery, race and abolition

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Where We Live: Our Abolitionist History

In New London, a house tells the story of slavery, race and abolition. 

Multi-media artist Judy Dworin’s new work “In This House” is inspired by the Joshua Hempstead House in New London. 

The home has a legacy as a place where a slave was kept – now it sits in the middle of a neighborhood where African Americans and Hispanics live.  We’ll talk to Dworin and her collaborators about the house’s history, and what it tells us about Connecticut.

We’ll also talk to a Connecticut civil war historian who says the Nutmeg state wasn’t the abolitionist stronghold you might think.

See “In This House” April 7-9 at 7:30PM, Charter Oak Cultural Center  in Hartford. For more information.

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