May 30th, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Discover the truth about Fairfield County’s role in the Underground Railroad and early abolition movements. Panelists will talk about local beliefs around slavery and abolition from the 18th century through the Civil War, and share materials from their museums’ collection relating to these topics to gain a deeper understanding of the region’s past and present.
TV premiere on CPTV on Sunday, May 30th at 11am and Tuesday, June 1st at 11pm. Additional air times on Spirit on Sunday, May 30 at 6pm and Wednesday, June 2 at 7pm.
The panelists include Nicholas Foster, Wilton Historical Society Curator; Ramin Ganeshram, Westport Museum Executive Director; Joel Lang, Pultizer-prize winning journalist and co-author of Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged and Profited from Slavery, and moderated by Nicole Carpenter, Westport Museum, Programs & Collections Director.