Seek and Ye Shall Find: African American & Caribbean Genealogy, Part 2 – Exploring Record Groups, Repositories, and Ancestral Databases

2022-01-11T11:28:11-05:00February 12th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

DNA, Genealogy, Ancestry – what does it all mean? Join international genealogist Sandra Taitt-Eaddy for a fun and fascinating 3-part workshop series designed to demystify the process for “finding your roots” both inside and outside [...]

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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