Annual meeting Slavery in Westport: Five Sketches presented by Tony Connors
6:30 PM Thursday October 15 at the Westport Grange, 931 Main Road, Westport
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.
Suggested donation $5