Outreach Services Librarian Robert Kinney will give a talk on Episodes in Connecticut African American History, What Newly Digitized Newspapers Can Tell Us. Since 2013, the Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project has been scanning historic state newspapers and making them available to the public via the Library of Congress’s database Chronicling America. This talk will highlight important moments in Connecticut’s African American history that are detailed in newspapers published from the Gilded Age to the immediate post World War II era.
The Connecticut State Library, which includes the State Archives and the Museum of Connecticut History, contains extensive collections documenting the history of Connecticut and its families. The Library is an Executive Branch agency of the State of Connecticut that provides a variety of library, information, archival, public records, museum, and administrative services to citizens of Connecticut, and employees and officials of all three branches of State government. The Library is open, free to the public, Tuesday – Friday 9-5 and Saturday from 9-2. The Museum of Connecticut History is open Monday – Friday 9-4 and Saturday from 9-2.
Registration is appreciated.
Tonight's program is cosponsored by the library and the Wintonbury Historical Society.