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#ConvoAtNoon: How White or Black Must the Voter Be: The Parameters of Suffrage

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Date:
Tuesday, October 16
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Connecticut’s Old State House
800 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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Website:
ctosh.org

Independent historian, Dr. Peter Hinks, and retired archivist Dr. Bruce Stark will discuss “How White or Black Must the Voter Be: The Parameters of Suffrage and the Constitution of 1818.” The speakers will address what voting existed among African Americans in CT after 1783 and how many appear to have been designated freemen — necessary to receiving the suffrage — from the late 18th century through 1818. The speakers will explore the role of race and class in the character of voting in CT through 1818.

This program begins at noon and is free to attend thanks to the support of Connecticut Humanities and Connecticut Explored, the magazine of Connecticut’s history. Registration is encouraged, but not required.