Glimpses of Windsor’s Black Patriots

2022-09-30T11:55:23-04:00September 30th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Piecing together someone’s life from scant documentary records is a bit like closing your eyes through a silent film and only opening them for a second every few minutes. Such is the case for the Black men of Windsor who fought in the Revolutionary War. To see more of the picture of their lives, we must fill in the blanks with what we can infer from the records, what is known about other people in similar situations, and what we can speculate might have happened.

Dr. Primus Manumit, Windsor’s First Black Doctor

2021-05-26T11:27:31-04:00May 7th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

The service of a doctor requires skill, understanding, patience, and knowledge. To become one after being torn from your family and forced into servitude for a man you know nothing of makes the already arduous feat exceptional. In the late 18th century, after years of enslavement Dr. Primus Manumit became Windsor’s first Black doctor.

A Kneel-In for Equal Employment: A Civil Rights Protest in Windsor

2021-03-15T14:13:29-04:00January 13th, 2021|Tags: , , |

One of the many civil rights protests that occurred in the summer of 1963 took place at Carville’s Restaurant in Windsor. It was part of an effort by Hartford's North End Community Action Project (NECAP), which galvanized local civil rights leaders to take a more confrontational approach towards publicizing and solving greater Hartford’s racial issues.

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