Witness Stones

West Hartford

Project Directors Dr. Tracey Wilson, Elizabeth Devine, Denise deMello


The WITNESS STONES PROJECT seeks to honor the humanity and contributions of the enslaved people who helped build our community .

How can we remember slavery and freedom in West Hartford?

How did enslaved people retain their humanity and resist slavery?

How did slaveholders dehumanize the people they enslaved?

How did slaveholders profit from the people they enslaved?

What role did government/business/church play in maintaining and dismantling slavery?

Who had the power?


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

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

Sponsored by :

Winter-Lehman Family Foundation

Sandy and Arnold Chase Foundation

For more information contact : Dr. Tracey Wilson WH Town Historian traceymwilson@gmail.com