Executive Director Dennis Culliton spoke at the Wallingford Public Library. We invite you to watch the presentation here.
Poetry Reading: Long-Silenced Voices
Co-sponsored with Ridgefield Community Partners
April 23, 2022 · 2 – 4 p.m.
The Meetinghouse, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Inspired by the Witness Stones Old Lyme Project, which honors those once enslaved in the community by researching their histories and placing memorial plaques at the site of their servitude, four esteemed poets give voice to those long denied their humanity.
Join us in the historic Meetinghouse as Marilyn Nelson, Antoinette Brim-Bell, Kate Rushin, and Rhonda Ward share powerful poems depicting the lives of enslaved men, women, and children, reimagined from the research of historian Carolyn Wakeman.
The reading will be held at the Meetinghouse, 605 Ridgebury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877.
Witness Stones Project affiliate Witness to History: Slavery in Guilford presented this webinar on March 28, 2022, through the Guilford Free Library.
The Greenwich Historical Society’s “Shining a Light” Lecture Series is dedicated to elevating and amplifying underrepresented voices in local history in order to highlight the stories, research and people who are dedicated to interpreting, restoring and preserving these histories. We invite you to watch Witness Stones Project Executive Director Dennis Culliton’s lecture here:
By Robert Marchant in The Middletown Press on March 19, 2022
GREENWICH — “Shining a Light,” a three-part virtual lecture series, will return this month at the Greenwich Historical Society as it focuses on elevating and amplifying underrepresented voices of history.
The first presentation on March 24 will put a spotlight on slavery in Greenwich and throughout New England.
The series promises to offer “riveting stories … on topics that have shaped the history of Greenwich and New England,” the historical society said. The lectures will address “many of the themes that are shaping the nation’s narrative, including race, oppression, identity and equality.” Continue reading.