The Witness Stones Project is excited to have so many Allies as we work towards our goal of restoring the history and honoring the humanity of the enslaved, through community engagement and education. These are the organizations in our community and beyond, we would like to thank:
The Amistad Committee, President Alfred Marder: sharing advice and wisdom. https://www.amistadcommitteeinc.org
The Connecticut Anti-Defamation League: contributing insight into teaching about justice and equality. https://connecticut.adl.org/
Connecticut Freedom Trail Committee: https://www.ctfreedomtrail.org/
Connecticut Humanities Council: Grantor for summer workshops. https://cthumanities.org
Connecticut League of Historical Organizations: https://clho.org
The Country School, Madison, CT – Partner School: https://TheCountrySchool.org
Sacred Heart Greenwich – Partner School: https://www.shgreenwich.org
The Guilford Board of Selectmen: approving the project for the first installation in front of the Town Hall. www.ci.guilford.ct.us/event/board-of-selectmen/
The Guilford Foundation, Youth Advisory Group: funding programs and projects that support education, culture, and youth empowerment. www.guilfordfoundation.org
The Guilford Fund For Education: supporting our project and so many educational initiatives in Guilford. www.gffe.org
The Guilford Preservation Alliance: choosing to be our fiscal sponsor, advisor, and friend while we formed our own non-profit. www.guilfordpreservation.org
Guilford Public Schools – Our partners in Guilford: www.guilfordschools.org
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center – Co-presenters and source of foundational archival materials: https://HarrietBeecherStoweCenter.org
Municipal Historian, Joel Helander: bringing knowledge of the inhabitants of Colonial and Early American Guilford to the project.
The Noah Webster House: https://noahwebsterhouse.org, and West Hartford Witness Stones: https://sites.google.com/view/westhartfordctwitnessstones/home. Our partners in bringing the project to the students of West Hartford.
The Stoplersteine Project in Berlin: inspiring us about how a thoughtfully placed stone can mean so much by shining a light on the past and inspiring the future. www.stolpersteine.eu/en/
The Stopping Stones Project, Paul Growald: sharing hard won skills in creating the stones in the United States, along with his organization and insight into the value of these projects beyond Guilford and Connecticut. www.stoppingstones.org
Teaching Tolerance of the Southern Poverty Law Center – Not only has there been a wonderful article about our work, they have sponsored the work at the Country School: https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/spring-2019/bearing-witness-to-the-hard-history-of-guilford
Witness Stones Guilford: The organization where the project was created and is still an incubator for new ideas.