Tagged: Black History Month

Front page with photo of Governor Chester Bowles signing legislation ruling out bias in the National guard, Major General Reincke is looking over his shoulder.

In 1949, CT Made Civil Rights News

“ ‘Jim Crow’ was handed a dishonorable discharge from the Connecticut National Guard on March 16, 1949, when Governor Chester Bowles signed a bill outlawing segregation and discrimination on account of race, creed, or...

Black History Month, February, 2016

The Norwich African American Community Takes on “The Clansman,” 1909 Last week, a brand new Sundance film called “The Birth of a Nation” made the news when a distributor paid a cool $17.5 million...

African American Veteran Petitions for Equal Rights, 1919

                This year, African American History Month coincides with the beginning of the centennial of World War I.  Connecticut newspaper titles from this fascinating era were very recently selected for digitization (http://www.ctstatelibrary.org/cdnp). A short...

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