June 3rd, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Westport Museum for the live premiere of “Connecticut: True Abolitionist” on YouTube, to watch along with museum staff who will answer your questions.
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.
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.
This special presentation of this previously recorded discussion, originally aired on CPTV, is done as a part of WestportREADS 2021, Towards atMore Perfect Union: Confronting Racism.