September, 2018

William Grimes Freedom Trail Induction Ceremony
September 15, 2018

Windsor Freedom Trail Run
September 15, 2018

New London’s Unpopular Abolitionists at the Hempsted Houses
September 16, 2018

Sunday, September 16th from 2 to 3:30

New London, CT – Join us at the Hempsted Houses on Sunday, September 16th from 2 to 3:30 pm to learn about New London’s Unpopular Abolitionists! Hempsted Program Manager, Aileen Novick, will talk about the Hempstead sisters and other members of the New London community who were working to support abolition at a time when it was unpopular in this area.

Martha Hempstead was a published poet and student at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women. She wrote poems about the antislavery cause. Mary Hempstead was a writer and artist, who wrote powerful letters withdrawing from the Second Congregational Church of New London over the issue of slavery. Both of these women would marry men who were also committed to the antislavery cause. Learn how these abolitionists found comfort and inspiration at a time when their ideas were quite unpopular.

Contact Name: Aileen Novick
Contact Phone: 860-443-7949
Contact E-Mail:

Ticket Information:Suggested donation of $5 per person.

Location Name: Hempsted Houses
Location Address: 11 Hempsted Street, New London, CT
Location Phone: 860-443-7949

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