Making Freedom--The Life of Venture Smith: In His Own Voice
Date: October 24, 2015----to February 29, 2016
Location: Hartford History Center, Downtown Library, 3rd floor, 500 Main Street
Hartford History Center, in partnership with the Documenting Venture Smith Project, is proud to present Making Freedom—The Life of Venture Smith: In His Own Voice, an exhibit that tells the story of a unique American, originally an African prince who was enslaved in the 18th century by New England traders, labored in bondage for 25 years, purchased his own freedom, wrote a narrative of his life and became a respected businessman in Connecticut.
Chandler Saint, co-director of the Documenting Venture Smith Project and co-author of Venture Smith—Making Freedom will deliver remarks, as well as Dr. Robert P. Forbes of Yale University, author of The Missouri Compromise and Its Aftermath: Slavery and the Meaning of America.
Join us for an opening reception in the Hartford History Center for our latest exhibit! New date!
(Please note: Exhibit date and reception postponed from original date by request of the exhibitor).
Exhibit on view from October 24, 2015—to February 29, 2016