“Evening Conversations” Hidden Laws: How State Constitutions Stabilize American Politics

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Featured Speaker: Professor Robinson Woodward-Burns, Political Science, Howard UniversityThe public is always excited about big, federal legislation that affects the whole country. But they might not realize that some of the biggest changes in national government actually started at the state level. Sometimes, it’s these local politics that end up having the biggest impact. As Woodrow […]

“Conversations at Noon on the Connecticut Freedom Trail” Belinda Royal Sutton: Reparations Then and Now

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Featured Speaker: Raymond A. Wimbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research Morgan State UniversityThis event is FREE and open to the general public. Among reparations scholars and activists, Belinda Royall’s 1782 Petition to the Massachusetts Legislature, marks the beginning of the reparations struggle in what would become the United States of America. Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman's […]

“Conversations at Noon on the Connecticut Freedom Trail” The Life of Private William Webb

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Featured Speaker: Kevin Johnson, History & Genealogy UnitConnecticut State LibraryThis event is FREE and open to the general public. The Connecticut Freedom Trail and CT's Old State House are pleased to present present Kevin Johnson as William Webb, an African-American Civil War Soldier from Connecticut. Private Webb was an actual soldier, a native of Hartford. He was […]