Hartford History Lecture Series: Rev. James W. C. Pennington - A National and Local Voice for Freedom

September 29

Dr. Stacey Close examines the life of the Reverend James W.C. Pennington, pastor of the Talcott Street church in the 1840s and 1850s and author of the first African American history book.
This event is part of the Hartford History Lecture Series, exploring the hidden history of the publishing industry in Hartford in the 19th century this fall. 
Hartford History Lectures celebrate the value of local knowledge by revealing the narrative power of real things and real places, and are a collaboration between Capital Community College’s Hartford Heritage Project, William Hosley’s Historic Hartford Facebook Group, and The Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut’s Old State House, with funding by CT Humanities and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. 


Connecticuts Old State House
800 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06106
United States



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