Black Heritage Project

The Black Heritage Project centers on the history and people of the Talcott Street Church, Hartford’s first Black church and school for Black children, which was located on a site next to Capital Community College from 1826-1954. In collaboration with nearby museums, the project develops three components under the theme of empowering students through the history of the Talcott Street Church and School: (1) Black Heritage curriculum development in over a dozen courses at Capital Community College, (2) establishment of an exhibition to support pedagogy and commemorate the historic site (launched in September 2022), and (3) establishment of an annual public lecture called “The Pennington Lecture”, named after Talcott Church pastor James W.C. Pennington and themed on understanding race issues through the lens of the humanities.

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The Black Heritage Project at Capital Community College is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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