FEBRUARY ACTIVITIES: Wed Feb 21 7:00 PM VIRTUAL PROGRAM SUN FEB 25 2:00-4:00 OPEN HOUSE VINTAGE GAMES
CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH A FOCUS ON THE CIVIL WAR: "THE INDIVIDUALS OF THE CONNECTICUT'S COLORED REGIMENTS"
BRINGING TO LIGHT THE LESSER-KNOWN STORIES
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2024 7:00 PM
The Militia Act of 1862 made it legal for African American men to enlist in any United States military or naval service, leading to the creation of Connecticut’s 29th Colored Infantry Regiment. Our guest speaker, John Mills will delve into the lives and experiences of some of the men who enlisted in the 29th and 30th Regiments, explore the current understanding of them, and challenge how the nation recognizes their unique sacrifices today.
ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER: John Mills, descendant of the enslaved and founder of Alex Breanne Corporation, a Connecticut-based non-profit, focuses on research and presentation of lesser-known stories representing the life experiences of the American enslaved from an African American perspective. John focuses on unearthing little-known people and stories. His goal is to honor the forgotten, as well as to apply critical thinking to our history as a means to find solutions to many ripple effects today.
SUNDAY, NOV 19th ON-SITE PROGRAM 1:00 - 4:00 PM