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The Amistad: A Conversation between Our Past and Future

September 25, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This September marks the 184-year anniversary since thestart of the Amistad Trials at CT’s Old State House in Hartford, Connecticut.The trial and events leading up to it captured the public’s imagination andthrust the subject of slavery and justice to the forefront of conversation.Since then, the story of the Amistad Africans has been told and retold byhistorians, artists, and educators. How has the story evolved through theyears? How has new research changed why and how we tell the story?? And whatdoes the Amistad mean to us today?

Join us at the historic courtroom in CT’s OldState House, right where the trials began nearly two centuries ago, for a deepdive into these and other fascinating questions. Our panel of experts: TammyDenease, Outreach Director of the Connecticut Freedom Trail; Andre Keitt,Connecticut Storyteller and Educational Consultant for the FarmingtonHistorical Society; Paula Mann-Agnew, Executive Director of DiscoveringAmistad; and Charles Warner Jr., Chair of the Connecticut Freedom Trail andmember of the Amistad Committee, will explore the legacy of the Amistad and itsrole in our future. The panel will be moderated by Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewiczand Mariana García de la Noceda, CT’s Old State House Public Programs Manager.


September 25, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am


Connecticut’s Old State House, 800 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA