Third Thursday Presentation: New London’s Black Heritage Trail
On February 16, 2023, from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM, New London historical researchers Lonnie Braxton, Laura Natusch, Tom Schuch, and Nicole Thomas lead a discussion on the development of New London’s Black Heritage Trail. New London’s Black Heritage Trail celebrates three centuries of Black strength, resilience, and accomplishment. Some of the trail’s fifteen sites explore nationally known people or incidents.
Others honor people who have been nearly forgotten. Nearly all describe the determination with which New London’s Black community overcame obstacles through personal courage and by founding institutions to meet its social, political, economic and spiritual needs. Together, the sites tell a story about Black life in New London while tying into larger stories about enslavement, the Great Migration and the struggle for civil rights. New London’s Black Heritage Trail.