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Witness Stones: Commemorating The Lives of Enslaved People In Connecticut

May 21, 2021

How should we remember painful events in our history? There are more than 70 Witness Stones installed throughout our state. The markers commemorate the lives of the enslaved people that lived in Connecticut. 

This hour, we talk to the founder of this project and hear about a potential Witness Stone to remember an enslaved woman who spent 18 years of her life in Suffield, Connecticut. Her name was Tamer.

Have you seen Witness Stones around your neighborhood? We want to hear from you.

GUESTS:

  • Bill Sullivan - Suffield Historical Society Trustee and English and History Teacher at Suffield Academy
  • Dennis Culliton - Co-founder and Executive Director of the Witness Stone Project
  • Susi Ryan - Fiber Artist and desendent of Venture Smith.