The Witness Stones Project is excited to announce its collaborative efforts with Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Public School. This partnership represents a step toward restoring the history and honoring the humanity of the enslaved individuals who helped build our communities.
The Project provides local archival research, professional teacher development, a classroom curriculum, and public programming to help students discover and chronicle the local history of slavery. The final component of the work in each community is the placement of Witness Stone Memorials™ that honor enslaved individuals where they lived, worked, or worshiped. These stones serve as meaningful reminders of the lives and contributions of those who often went unrecognized in history. By working in schools, such as Longmeadow public schools, the Project aims to create a more inclusive and accurate historical narrative.
Longmeadow Public School’s mission is to ensure that all students excel in learning, succeed in life and enrich our community.