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422 pages : llustrations ; 27 cm.
African Americans History.
Normen, Elizabeth J.
Historiographical notes / Katherine Harris -- Introduction / Elizabeth J. Normen and Olivia White -- Freedom and Slavery / Katherine J. Harris -- Venture Smith, from slavery to freedom / John Wood Sweet -- Caesar and Lois Peters / Peter Hinks -- Fortune's story / Ann Y. Smith -- Revolutionary war service, path to freedom / David O. White -- In remembrance of their kings of Guinea : the black governors and the Negro election, 1749 to 1780 / Katherine Harris -- Ancient Burying Ground : monument to Black governors / Billie M. Anthony -- The rise of communities and the continued quest for freedom for all / Katherine Harris -- Colonization and abolition in Connecticut / Katherine J. Harris -- Black governors, 1780 to 1856 / Katherine J. Harris -- James Mars / Wm. Frank Mitchell -- Black abolitionists speak / Cora Murray and Whitney Bayers -- From Talcott to Main Street : Hartford's first African American church / Tamara Verrett -- Fortresses of faith, agents of change : AME and AME Zion Churches in Connecticut / Mary M. Donohue and Whitney Bayers -- William Lanson : businessman, contractor, and activist / Katherine Harris -- The Ruggles, Norwich, and Abolitionism / Graham Russell Gao Hodges -- A family of reformers : the Middletown Bemans / Liz Warner -- Rev. James W. C. Pennington : a national and local voice for freedom / Stacey Close -- Coming to the aid of the Amistad Africans / Jessica A. Gresko -- In search of an education, Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries / Christopher Collier -- "Cast Down on Every Side" : the ill-fated campaign to found an "African College" in New Haven / Hilary Moss --
Sarah Harris and the Prudence Crandall School / Barbara M. Tucker -- "No Taxation without Representation" / Katherine Harris -- A walk along the Underground Railroad / Barbara Donahue -- Augustus Washington : "Portrait of a Young Man" / Nancy Finlay -- The Twenty-ninth Regiment Colored Volunteers / Charles (Ben) Hawley -- Fighting for freedom : Joseph O. Cross / Elizabeth J. Normen -- Connecticut and the aftermath of the Civil War / Stacey Close -- Rebecca Primus and Addie Brown / by Barbara J. Beeching -- The Fisk Jubilee Singers tour the North / Wm. Frank Mitchell -- Ebenezer Bassett's historic journey / Carolyn B. Ivanoff, with Mary J. Mycek and Marian K. O'Keefe -- Charles Ethan Porter / Hildegard Cummings -- A veil lifted / Wm. Frank Mitchell -- Black Southern migration and the transformation of Connecticut, 1917-1941 / Stacey Close -- Anna Louise James / Andra Chantim -- World War I homefront : a short photo essay / Mark H. Jones -- Mary Townsend Seymour / Mark H. Jones -- Laboring in the shade / Dawn Byron Hutchins -- World War II and the Civil Rights years / Stacey Close -- "I wanted to fly" : Connie Nappier, Jr. / Eileen Hurst -- Susan Elizabeth Freeman, World War II officer and nurse / Stacey Close -- Ellis Ruley / Joel Lang -- "Just like Georgia except for the climate" : Black life at mid-century in Ann Petry's The Narrows / Elisabeth Petry -- Marion Anderson's studio / Jessica Colebrook -- From fields to footlights : Gwen Reed / Christopher Baker -- Baseball legend Jack Robinson's sacrifices off the diamond / Stacey Close -- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Connecticut, and nonviolent protest : a transforming alliance / Stacey Close -- Black Panthers : interview with Butch Lewis / Joan Jacobs -- "What would Dr. King want you to do?" / Cynthia Reik -- The New Haven Black Panther trials / Yohuru Williams -- My Dad, Jackie McLean / Melonae' McLean -- My summers at Camp Courant / Charles A. Teale, Sr. -- My Grandmother's squash pie : a regional discussion of African American foodways / Wm. Frank Mitchell -- Conclusion : the charge of citizenship for African Americans / Wm. Frank Mitchell.
422 pages : llustrations ; 27 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-417) and index.
9780819573988 (cloth : alk. paper)
0819573981 (cloth : alk. paper)
Stacks E185.93.C7 A47 2013