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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Asian American History in the Civil War Era: Connecticut’s Connection to the Trade in Indentured Chinese Workers

How have American conceptions of freedom and equality changed throughout U.S. history for members of various racial, ethnic, religious, and gender minority groups?

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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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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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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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