Court papers, correspondence, and pop culture of the 1850s to 1870s let us glimpse how ordinary people confronted major issues of the day before and after emancipation. Bills of sale for slaves, original letters from Civil War soldiers, playbills, cartoons, and other period artifacts highlight rarely-seen parts of the American story.
Explore attitudes about the abolition movement during the period of emancipation with this exhibition of materials documenting racial interactions in daily life from the Fromson Collection, donated to Norwalk Community College by the late Antoinette Duval Fromson, noted Weston civic leader and political activist.
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Transcription of Annie Sloane Ainsworth Sackett’s Autobiography