Protected: From Runaway Slave to American Success: James L. Smith in Norwich

To what extent was the North a “land of opportunity” for people of color in the early 1800s?

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Making a Difference: Individuals in Connecticut History

What is the significance of Connecticut’s contribution to America’s story?

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Mary Townsend Seymour: A Hartford Activist Fights for Equity

In what ways have communities of color advocated for equity?

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Empowering Students’ “Civic Voices” in Local and State Government: Elementary

Why is it important that students use their “civic voices” in local and state government to produce positive change?

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Empowering Students’ “Civic Voices” in Local and State Government: Middle/High

Why is it important that students use their “civic voices” in local and state government to produce positive change?

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Words Change the World: Teaching About Racial Injustice Through the Work of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Ta-Nehisi Coates

To what extent can fiction and non-fiction both help us learn, change, and adapt our understanding of an historic or contemporary moment?

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Learning by Looking: Reading a Post-Civil War Photograph

What can we learn from an anonymous historical photograph?

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William Grimes – Seeking Freedom in Connecticut

How can we find out about people and places in the past?

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Late 1960s Civil Unrest in Connecticut’s Capital City

What conditions led to civil unrest in the 1960s?

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The Black Panthers and the May Day Rally in New Haven

How is the First Amendment used to advocate for justice in America?

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Who Gets to Vote? History of Voting Rights in Connecticut and the United States

How have the American conceptions of freedom and equality changed over time?

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Connecticut Heroes of World War I

What is the significance of Connecticut’s contribution to America’s story?

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W. E. B. Dubois in the office of The Crisis

Black World War I Veterans Demand Civil Rights

How did World War I impact the struggle for civil rights in Connecticut and America?

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The Amistad Incident and the Face of Slavery

What role did the Amistad incident play in the abolitionist movement in the United States?

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African Americans in Progressive-Era CT: The Battle Over the Jack Johnson Fight film

What does the battle over the Johnson-Jeffries fight film tell us about the social position of African Americans in Progressive-Era Connecticut?

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Recruitment poster for George Washington’s Continental Army

To Join, or Not to Join, George Washington’s Army

Why do people enlist in the military?

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The Black Law in Connecticut

What is social justice?

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George Washington’s Slave Census

What did the Founding Fathers really think about slavery?

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Venture Smith: From Slavery to Connecticut Businessman

How can a former slave prosper in a colony where slavery is legal?

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Nancy Toney

Abolition and African Americans in Connecticut

In what way did the abolition of slavery indicate progress, or decline, for the lives of African Americans?

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