Through research, education, and civic engagement, the Witness Stones Project seeks to restore the history and to honor the humanity and contributions of the enslaved individuals who helped build our communities.
Join Us in Bearing Witness
Witness the humanity and contributions of the enslaved individuals who helped build our communities.
You are cordially invited to the Second Annual Witness Stones Installation.
When: 15 NOV 2018, arrival at 9:30 A.M. and ceremony begins at 9:45 A.M.
Where: (Rain location Adams Middle School Gym)
Due to weather conditions, the Witness Stones Installation Ceremony, scheduled to be held tomorrow on the Guilford Green at 9:30 AM will be held at the gymnasium of E.C. Adams Middle School at 233 Church Street, Guilford at the same time. After the indoor ceremony, the event will move to the installation of three stones for Jouachim, Montros, and Pompey. The installations will begin at St. George Roman Catholic Church on the Guilford Green at about 10:30 AM.
Learning Activity Overview
Just as Norwich has its Boston Trowtrow, Hartford has its Cuff, and Madison has its Pompey, Guilford has Moses, an enslaved person who is remembered, if incompletely, in our local histories. But how many more enslaved people contributed to Connecticut in the Colonial and Early American periods. Who were they? Where did they live? Did they die enslaved? …
What are witness stones?
“Only by coming to terms with history can we free ourselves to create a more just world.” – Drew Gilpin FaustHarvard’s twenty-eighth president…
Witness Stones – Become a Member
Please become a member of the The Witness Stones Project. Your contributions will provide continued financial support for our efforts to restore the history and humanity of enslaved people while educating our youth in issues of justice, equality, and inclusion.