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The African-American Experience on Connecticut’s Waters
New London Connecticut History Event

  
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Event DateSaturday, June 29, 2024
End DateSaturday, August 10, 2024
NameThe African-American Experience on Connecticut’s Waters
AddressCity Pier
1 Water Street
New London, CT 06320
Brief DescriptionTour exploring African-American experience on CT's waters
TypeEvent
CategoryHistory Events
DescriptionBeginning 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.

Following your purchase, you will receive an email with your confirmation. Present this to the boat crew when boarding the boat.

This tour is administered by Thames River Heritage Park. 100% of the profit from your ticket purchase benefits the Hempsted Houses, CT Landmarks.
Emailhempsted@ctlandmarks.org
Handicapped AccessibleNo
Cost$20-$35
HoursJune 29, July 14, July 28, and August 10, 11:40 am – 1:00 pm
Websitehttps://ctlandmarks.org/events/tag/boat-tours/
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Last Updated6/13/2024
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