Hartford’s Black History Connects to College Experience

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It was 1826 when the Talcott Street Congregational Church was built at Talcott and Market Streets in Hartford. The church, which would become the first for Black congregants in Harford and the site of the first school for the city’s Black children, began as a protest against the segregation of Blacks in other Harford churches. Today, all that remains is …

CT CWCSEO: COVID-19 Vaccine. Is it safe? African Americans want to know. (Featuring CEO Dr. G. Duncan Harris)

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Connecticut CWCSEO Address the COVID-19 Vaccine. Is it safe? African Americans want to know. African American Doctors, Professors, Elected State Officials and Health Advocates discuss the history, mistrusts, safety and facts about the covid-19 vaccine. Panelists include: Shawn T. Wooden, State Treasurer of the State of Connecticut, Dr. Deidre S. Gifford, DPH Acting Commissioner & DSS Commissioner of the State …

Capital Community College developing curriculum around first Black church in Hartford with NEH grant

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Capital Community College recently received a $149,426 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop a curriculum, exhibit and lecture series about the history of the Talcott Street Church, the first Black house of worship in Hartford. Jeffrey Partridge, an English professor and chairman of the Department of Humanities, is spearheading the “Black Heritage Project: Empowering Students through …

Hartford Stage reinvents ‘Christmas Carol’ as free, online ‘Community Carol’ (featuring Julia Rosenblatt, Theater Arts Program Coordinator)

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Hartford Stage will perform a whole new “Carol” this Christmas while its theater remains shuttered due to the pandemic. Unable to stage its traditional “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas,” Hartford Stage has gathered some of the most recognizable actors from that show and created a new, free, virtual piece, “A Community Carol,” which premieres Dec. 17 and …