WESTON, CT— In honor of Black History Month, the Weston Historical Society is hosting, “Connecticut’s African American Heroines”, a virtual lecture by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 7:00pm via Zoom. The event is free, but registration is required. Register at www.westonhistoricalsociety.org. Please consider supporting the Weston Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, to help it continue its community programming with a suggested donation of $5. Donate at: www.westonhistoricalsociety.org.
African Americans have played a major role in the development of our state, our nation and our world. African American women from Connecticut are no exception! Join us for an interactive multi-media program by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame and learn about some of Connecticut’s most remarkable African American heroines. From women’s rights advocate Maria Miller Stewart and legendary contralto and Civil Rights catalyst Marian Anderson to pioneering journalist Adrianne Baughns-Wallace and former State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier, you’ll be inspired as we explore the important contributions of African American women in Connecticut. The lecture will conclude with a Q & A session.
The Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame honors the achievements of women by celebrating their legacies and telling their powerful stories, inspiring women and girls to realize their own limitless potential. Founded in 1994 in Hartford, Connecticut, the Hall fills the void that traditional curricula still fails to address and, today, stands as the state’s premier source for Connecticut women’s history with 133 Inductees. These women’s lives and accomplishments are celebrated and documented through a wide spectrum of innovative statewide programs, which the Hall offers to Connecticut citizens.
The Weston Historical Society would like to thank its annual sponsors: Fairfield County Bank and KMS Partners at Compass as well as the Daniel E. Offutt, III Charitable Trust. The Weston Historical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For more information and to donate, please contact the Weston Historical Society at firstname.lastname@example.org, 203-226-1804 or visit www.westonhistoricalsociety.org