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Conversations at Noon on the the Connecticut Freedom Trail: Bringing the Freedom Trail to Life, For Real!

May 23, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Connecticut Storyteller Andre LePelle Keitt 

Join us online to hear Andre, also known as the Greatheart Griot, tell the story of how he translated the adventures of the Mende captives of the slave schooner, the Amistad from the page to the present! Currently, Andre serves as the Consultant for Education and Programming at the Farmington Historical Society. In this role, he has been tasked with bringing the trek of the freed Amistad Mende to life on a nine stop visit on the grounds of the Freedom Trail in Farmington. He also tells the story from the realistic perspective of the brown and black people who share in the heritage of said Mende men and children.

Andre has asked some of his friends who are African Americans to portray and tell the story of the Mende who found themselves free and visiting the abolitionist village of Farmington CT in 1841 after their landmark acquittal in one of America’s first Civil Rights cases. In his Conversation at Noon, Andre tells the story about how he structured the new telling of the stories, giving details of maneuvering the sensitivities of politics and education in this anti Critical Thinking America!

This event is free and open to the general public. To register, click here: https://bit.ly/CFT2023BringingTrailToLife


May 23, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm