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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 witness as they install memorial stones. We invite you to join us at these public installations.
The installations bring together students, faculty, administrators, clergy, historians, public officials, and the larger community. Through oration, poetry, and music, they remember and honor those who were enslaved. We hope that these public memorials inspire communities to recommit themselves to learning their true history, dismantling current inequities, and building a just future.
All the ceremonies will be held outside. We ask that all attendees follow CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Saturday, June 19, 10:00 a.m.
Hosted by the Suffield Historical Society & ABAR Suffield
Ceremony Location: On the Suffield Green
across from the First Church of Christ, Congregational
81 High Street, Suffield, Connecticut
Remembering Slavery and Freedom in West Hartford
Saturday, June 19, 10:30 a.m.
Hosted by the Noah Webster House and Witness Stones West Hartford
Ceremony Location: Old Center Cemetery
34 North Main Street, West Hartford, Connecticut