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To honor Black History Month, Greenwich Historical Society will present a series of events for driving greater understanding and appreciation of the Black American experience and more meaningful engagement in the community.
“Black history is an indelible part of our heritage as a nation and a community,” says Stephanie Barnett, associate director of public programs and community outreach for Greenwich Historical Society. “Our programs are designed to share the stories of remarkable individuals and institutions that have worked towards racial justice and a more equitable society. We are grateful for the support of outstanding local organizations who are co-sponsors of several events, including The First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich, YWCA Greenwich and the League of Women Voters of Greenwich.”
Shining a Light Lecture: African American History in Connecticut with Jeffrey Fletcher
February 29, 6 – 7:15 pm
Location: via Zoom Webinar
Jeffrey Fletcher, founder of Stratford’s Ruby and Calvin Fletcher African American History Museum, will kick off the first in a series of the Historical Society’s annual ‘Shining a Light’ lectures with a discussion of the various artifacts in the museum’s collection and their related historical contexts across periods of slavery, civil rights, and ongoing efforts for equity today.
His presentation will include highlights of the museum’s exhibition “Images of America/Challenges of the Badge” which provides a powerful visual display of what motivated the trailblazers who forged the way for equality and freedom for African Americans today. Designed to travel, the exhibit is a powerful reminder for Americans to never forget the violence and racial injustice which are a major part of the country’s history.
For more information about the lecture and to make a reservation: https://greenwichhistory.org/event/sal-african-american-history-in-ct/
Photos/visuals: All are provided with permission, courtesy of Greenwich Historical Society