February, 2018

America the 'We' not the 'I' film series for Black History Month.
February 01, 2018 to February 28, 2018


The Historic Freeman Houses of Little Liberia
February 15, 2018

Noon-12:45

Miasa Tisdale, President of the Mary and Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community will give a talk on the Historic Freeman Houses of Little Liberia. Little Liberia was a community of freed blacks born in Connecticut, West Indians, Cape Verdeans, runaway enslaved persons from southern states, and remnants of Indian tribes from Connecticut and New York State. This village came to be known as Ethiope. By 1850 the community came to be known as “Liberia,” evidently reflecting the pride felt by its residents in helping their brethren on the road to freedom. In the 1900’s the community was affectionately referred to as “Little Liberia.” The Mary and Eliza Freeman Houses are significant as the last two surviving homes of “Little Liberia,” a settlement of free African Americans in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Location Name: Connecticut State Library
Location Address: 231 Capital Avenue, HTFD


March

Prescribing from the Bookshelf” Louise Sweet and Connecticut’s role in the Library War Service
March 15, 2018


 
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