Slavery in Westport
Posted on October 27, 2015 by Jenny ONeill
Tony Connors, President of the Westport Historical Society, explores the lives of five individuals who shed light on Westport’s connections to slavery. One was a Westport slave owner. Two engaged in the slave trade. Another was a West Indian boy, indentured to a Westport family, who ran away to sea. And one tried to reverse the direction of slavery by transporting free American blacks to Africa. These five sketches show little-known aspects of slavery and the slave trade as they existed – right here in Westport – in the 18th and 19th centuries. Presented October 15, 2015.