The public is invited to a reception at the state Capitol on Thursday, February 17, to mark the launch of www.ctfreedomtrail.org, a site to show off the Connecticut Freedom Trail. In case you're unfamiliar with the Trail, here's how the state Commission on Culture and Tourism describes it:
In recognizing the importance to Connecticut of numerous sites in the state that are associated with the heritage and movement towards freedom of its African American citizens, the Connecticut General Assembly in 1995 authorized that these locations be developed into a Freedom Trail. Included on the trail are buildings reported to have been used on the Underground Railroad, sites associated with the Amistad case of 1839-1842, and grave sites, monuments, homes, and other structures that represent the concept of freedom so cherished in the American mind.
The reception is sponsored by the Commission, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, state Senator Toni N. Harp, the Amistad Committee Inc., the Connecticut Freedom Trail Committee. It begins at 1 p.m. in the Old Judiciary Room of the Capitol, at 210 Capitol Avenue in Hartford. Here's a flyer.