Connecticut’s African American Heroines

Posted by Barbara Peck on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 3:12 PM

African Americans have played a major role in the development of our state, our nation and our world. African American women from Connecticut are no exception! Join Westport Historical Society on Wednesday, June 12, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, for an interactive multi-media program by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame and learn about some of Connecticut’s most remarkable African American heroines.

From women’s rights advocate Maria Miller Stewart and legendary contralto and Civil Rights catalyst Marian Anderson to pioneering journalist Adrianne Baughns-Wallace and our former State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier, you’ll be inspired as we explore the important contributions of African American women in Connecticut. 

There is no charge for this event however reservations are recommended, register at or call (203) 222-1424 x5.  Light refreshments will be served. 


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