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Black Experience in Fairfield County - discussion at Stamford's Ferguson Library

By The Ferguson Library

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STAMFORD, CT - In celebration of Freedom Trail Month, on Thursday, September 18 at 7 p.m. (reception at 6:30 p.m.), The Ferguson Library in Stamford will host a community conversation about the black experience in Fairfield County. The program will take place in the Main Library’s Third Floor Auditorium, located at the corner of Bedford & Broad Streets, Stamford.

In recognizing the importance to Connecticut of numerous sites in the state that are associated with the heritage and movement towards freedom of Connecticut’s African American citizens, in 1995, the Connecticut General Assembly authorized that these locations be developed into a Freedom Trail.

The Connecticut Freedom Trail is proof of the rich historic spirit that is alive and well in the beautiful state of Connecticut. The Freedom Trail is home to over 120 heritage sites in nearly 50 towns including: buildings reported to have been used on the Underground Railroad; sites associated with the Amistad Case of 1839 – 1842; and gravesites, monuments, homes and other structures that embody the struggle toward freedom and human dignity and celebrate the accomplishments of the state’s African American community.

This program is co-sponsored by The Amistad Center for Art & Culture and generously supported by the Friends of The Ferguson Library. For more information, call 203 351-8231.

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