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Black History Month @ The Hartford History Center: Home



This February, Hartford Public Library’s Hartford History Center (HHC) showcases its unique online resources for Black History Month, which honor and illuminate the Black experience in Hartford. Resources include the Hartford Changemakers, an online resource of Black, Latine, and Indigenous community figures who made a difference in the city; the online exhibition From Civil Rights to Human Rights: African American, Puerto Rican & West Indian Housing Struggles in Hartford County, Connecticut 1940-2019; and the Hartford NAACP Presidents Project, a collection of interviews spanning the organization’s community work from the 1960s to the early 2000s.

Additionally, the Hartford History Center spotlights the Butch Lewis Video Collection, from the personal collection of Charles “Butch” Lewis (1944-2015), co-founder of the Hartford chapter of the Black Panther Party; and Hartford History Center materials relating to Hip Hop in Hartford: 1981-1991.


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