Through research, education, and civic engagement, the Witness Stones Project, Inc., seeks to restore the history and honor the humanity of the enslaved individuals who helped build our communities.
Join us at a public program this spring.
During the 2020-21 school year, students at eighteen schools in thirteen communities participated in the Witness Stones Project. Over the next two months these students will be inviting their communities to join them as they remember and honor the enslaved men and women from their community.
On Saturday, May 1, 2021, students from the Salisbury School gathered the community to honor James Mars. It was a powerful program with oration, readings, drum music, and prayer. Shaw Israel Izikson from the Winsted Phoenix reported on the event here.
What Are Witness Stones?
“Only by coming to terms with history can we free ourselves to create a more just world.” – Drew Gilpin Faust, Harvard’s 28th president…