West Hartford Witness Stones

Tracey Wilson and Liz Devine,

Project Directors








Photograph by Shanna Surek Witness Stone Project https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/spring-2019/bearing-witness-to-the-hard-history-of-guilford

"Slavery is the landscape that you learn to see.”

Anne Farrow, author, The Logbooks:Connecticut’s Slave Ships and Human Memory



Through research, education, and civic engagement, the WITNESS STONES PROJECT seeks to restore the history and to honor the humanity and contributions of the enslaved individuals who helped build our communities.


WH Witness Stones Project

How can we remember slavery in West Hartford?

  • How did enslaved people retain their humanity and resist slavery?
  • How were enslaved people dehumanized?
  • How did owners profit from the people they owned?
  • What role did government/business/church play in maintaining and dismantling slavery?


Sponsored by :

Jane Lehman and Matt Winter

Sandy Chase Foundation