November 15th, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Image: The Waffle Shoppe, c. late 1920s, Joy Clinton Shepherd
Courtesy Westport Public Schools Art Collection
Part of WHS’ Remembered Series in connection with the Remembered exhibition
Dr. Stacey Close of Eastern CT State University will discuss the Great Migration of African Americans to Connecticut and the lives of the African American community in Connecticut in general and Fairfield County in particular.
A native of Georgia, Dr. Stacey Close has worked in higher education for more than 20 years. He currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, CT. Also a professor of history, Close received his Ph.D. and M.A. from The Ohio State University and B.A. from Albany State College, a HBCU in Georgia. Dr Close has taught courses and frequently lectures on African American, American, African, and Southern history. In addition, he has published with journals and presses such as the Journal of Negro History, CT Explored, and Guilford Press.
There is no charge for this event.