|Author Anne Farrow
(Photo by Stephen Taylor)|
The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 26.
In her research, Farrow uncovered "a direct connection between slavery
and a member of one of America’s, and Connecticut’s, most famous early
families," the release said.
Farrow’s "thought-provoking presentation will be followed by a
signing" of her book, the release said .
The free lecture is sponsored by The Amistad Committee Inc.
discovered that the slave-ship logs were written by Dudley Saltonstall,
a descendent of aristocrats, from the highest echelons of Connecticut
colonial life. She began a deep journey into the world of the logbooks
and the Atlantic slave trade, eventually travelling to Sierra Leone,
where the 19th-century captives on the slaving vessel Amistad had travelled from," the release said.
Also in the release:
About The Amistad Committee Inc.
in 1988, The Amistad Committee, Inc. is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt
organization. The original Amistad Committee formed to raise funds for
the legal defense and return voyage of the subsequently liberated
Africans who were involved in the Amistad Incident of 1839. Today, The
Amistad Committee, Inc. is dedicated to the preservation and honoring of
African and American history in Connecticut. The preservation of this
history and its lessons are imperative and shall not be forgotten,
diminished, erased or go unrecognized. "The work to be done is not to be
completed in a day or a year; it will require a long time to remove the
evils which slavery and habit have so deeply engraved upon the very
foundation of everything." Reverend Amos G. Beeman, Middletown, Sept. 6,
1862, letter to the editor of The Weekly Anglo-African newspaper.
About the New Haven Museum
The New Haven Museum, founded in 1862 as the New Haven Colony Historical Society, is located in downtown New Haven at 114 Whitney Avenue. The Museum
is currently celebrating 150 years of collecting, preserving and
interpreting the history and heritage of Greater New Haven. Through its
collections, exhibitions, programs and outreach, the Museum brings 375 years of New Haven history to life.
For more information visit www.newhavenmuseum.org
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