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Three Great Migrations: How to frame Puerto Rican, African American and West Indian History in Hartford by Dr. Fiona Vernal 

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Hartford attracted three great waves of migrations of Puerto Rican, African American, and West Indian communities that transformed the twentieth-century trajectory of the city. We often tell this story of community succession in Hartford as a narrative of decline followed by lamentations about what Hartford used to be. What are the possibilities of framing the history in a different way, a history that explores the pull factors that made Hartford home, that kept people rooted in the city? What do the lens of housing and migration offer as we consider the deeply connected histories of human mobility and community formation? 

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