Wethersfield Historical Society Database of Free and Enslaved People of Color in Wethersfield, 17th through 19th centuries.

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    Wethersfield Historical Society

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    This project will digitize and make available online a database of records listing people of color who lived and worked in Wethersfield from its 17th century founding through the mid 19th century. These records compiled over the course of 10 years by WHS volunteer Research Librarian Martha Smart and researcher Diane Cameron contain information on approximately 500 individuals. WHS will use this information to partner with Wethersfield Public Schools on a Black history curriculum and project.

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