Category Archives: HOT Log March

Henry Foster’s involvement in the UGRR

In the 1800’s, African Americans who lived in Hartford, grew up being unprivileged and treated badly in church. After being treated so badly, the African American people started their own church in the first church of Christ, which is now … Continue reading

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IQuilt Plan: Henry Foster is Another Asset to Hartford’s History

Dear IQuilt Plan, As your organization continues to link the parks of Hartford with great signs and “wayfinding” awareness, my classmates and I wanted to share a recent discovery about a courageous UGRR agent that might help you with your … Continue reading

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Flora Slave Case (and) SUFFIELD?

Upon our quest to find and discover new leads that might suggest Suffield’s involvement in the Underground Railroad, we have found the Flora Slave Case. This slave case includes valuable information that pertains to Suffield’s involvement in the Underground Railroad. … Continue reading

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The Flora Slave Case from the Hooker Archives

In his “Some Reminiscences of a Long Life”, John Hooker recalls the Flora Slave Case.  In 1845, Hooker lived in Farmington, Connecticut—a town famous for its connection to the Underground Railroad.  Hooker moved to the area in 1840 and in … Continue reading

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A Site Unmarked

Dear State Historic Preservation Office, In the search to identify a site for the underground railroad in Suffield, CT, we in the American Studies class at Suffield Academy found an interesting and important player in the Connecticut Underground Railroad story. As … Continue reading

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Ladies of the Past

In project based learning we are constantly looking for new things to help aid our class in the goal of finding more on the history of both Suffield and all of Connecticut but also what relationship the underground railroad has … Continue reading

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A View into New England’s Rural Landscape during the 19th Century Life

What did Suffield look like during the mid nineteenth century? As we try to imagine what life was like for fugitive slaves traveling through the region, we often read about how they were carried in wagons or had to walk … Continue reading

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