Organization City Pomfret Center

Waking the Dead – archaeology, genealogical and archival research about enslaved Africans in Windham County


  • Organization Name:
    Pomfret Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Pomfret Center

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,890.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Waking the Dead is a series of workshops from October 2021 to November 2021, centered around the enslaved Africans buried in the Randall/Higginbotham Cemetery in Pomfret, CT. The goal is to engage the public in the “understory” of local history while learning how to research and identify Native American, enslaved African, and free Black communities of the 18th & 19th centuries. Workshops will be filmed for the purpose of creating a documentary which will be completed by March 1, 2022.


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