• John Lewis Jul 19, 2020

    Conn. Leaders React to Death of U.S. Rep. John Lewis

    People paid great heed to John Lewis for much of his life in the civil rights movement. Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement whose bloody beating by Alabama state troopers in 1965 helped galvanize opposition to racial segregation, and who went on to a long and celebrated career in Congress, died at the age of 80. He was…

  • Black History Month Feb 13, 2020

    Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: Rev. Dr. Frederick Jerome Streets

    Rev. Dr. Frederick Jerome Streets, Pastor of Dixwell United Congregational Church in New Haven, and Former Chaplain for Yale University, was just 13 years old in 1963, but he was already aware of the Civil Rights Movement. He said, “It was apparent to me that something was happening in the country … we were in the midst of some very…

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