Culture Connect Featured Event
The History of the 29th Connecticut Colored Regiment
Sunday, February 17 2pm
$3 adult pass, free for children 12 and under
Join Ben Hawley for a discussion on the creation of the 29th Connecticut, and how Governor William Buckingham bravely stood up against those within the state who opposed a black regiment, as well as Frederick Douglass’s support of it. Learn how the 29th Connecticut was formed, the appointment of only white officers, and the men’s parade march from the New Haven green to the waterfront, where they boarded the ship Warrior to travel south. Hawley will discuss briefly the 29th’s battle experiences and some of the soldiers who stood out.