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Learn About Slavery's Impact On Shelton In Historical Society Talk

The Shelton Historical Society will present "Perspectives on Slavery in Connecticut & Shelton" Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Plumb Memorial Library.
The Shelton Historical Society will present "Perspectives on Slavery in Connecticut & Shelton" Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Plumb Memorial Library. Photo Credit: Shelton History Center

SHELTON, Conn.-- Shelton had a large number of slaves within its boundaries, second only to Fairfield in Fairfield County. Learn more about the history in a presentation Saturday, Feb. 25 at Plumb Memorial Library.

The Shelton Historical Society will present "Perspectives on Slavery in Connecticut & Shelton" in honor of Black History Month.

Society President Marty Coughlin will look at slavery in the state and its impact in Shelton from Colonial times until slavery was outlawed statewide.

The presentation will be at 2 p.m. at the library, 65 Wooster St., Shelton.

A donation of $5 is requested. There will be refreshments.

The program's sponsor in part is Valley Community Foundation.

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