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Beginning in 1639 when the first enslaved person arrived in Connecticut, the number of persons of color steadily increased in New London County. Every town in New London County had a significant percent of African Americans and people of mixed race living and working in them, however, their stories are not always told. This tour will explore the stories of a fugitive slave, Black Revolutionary Patriots, Black Governors and Whalers, the Amistad and more.


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This tour is administered by Thames River Heritage Park. 100% of the profit from your ticket purchase benefits the Hempsted Houses, CT Landmarks.


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