Online Event … Join Lynette Fisher and Nicole Thomas, the Hempsted Houses staff, for a conversation where they navigate the legacy of slavery in the Connecticut Colony. The discussion will focus primarily on the story of Adam Jackson and how his experience intersects with the Hempsted family. They will discuss the landmark court case in which Adam’s parents, Joan and John Jackson, fought for freedom. Also included in this talk will be a short overview of the Hempsted Historic District and the inclusion of the new Black Heritage Trail within the district.
There are 142 structures in the Hempsted Historic District, with the earliest dating from 1678. This urban neighborhood developed in the mid 19th-century from the subdivision of lands owned by the Hempsted and Holt families. Part of the land was developed by local abolitionists to provide housing for free Black residents.
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