“Forgotten Voices of the Revolutionary War: People of Color and the Redding Encampment, 1778-1779,”
Time: 05:00 PM
Location: Kelley Center Presentation Room
Katherine Hermes, Ph.D., J.D., publisher of Connecticut Explored magazine and Professor of History, Emerita, at Central Connecticut State University, will deliver a talk, “Forgotten Voices of the Revolutionary War: People of Color and the Redding Encampment, 1778-1779,” Monday, October 16, at 5 p.m. in the Kelley Center, sponsored by the History Department.
Dr. Hermes worked as part of a team of scholars and media specialists researching the lives of “forgotten voices” from the Revolutionary War winter encampment at what is now Putnam Memorial State Park, in Redding, CT. She will highlight the lives of soldiers like Daniel Mossock, a Tunxis tribal member from Farmington, Jack Arrabus, an African American soldier from New Haven who sued for his freedom, and Judith Lines, a widowed Indigenous and African American camp follower from Windham who received her own pension after the war.
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