By Amber Diaz on NBC Connecticut on June 15, 2022
The Witness Stones Project is a K-12 educational initiative started in Connecticut. Its mission is to “restore the history and honor the humanity of the enslaved people who helped build our communities.”
As a former eighth grade history teacher with a passion for the past, Dennis Culliton understands each story of an enslaved person is different, but equally as important as the next. It drove him to start the project, emulated after the Stolpersteine in Germany.
“I saw the power of this unknown history, this hidden history that was there in the archives that was sitting there and whom better than the students to tell that story,” Culliton said. Continue reading.