The Association for the Study of Connecticut History (ASCH)

“Black Lives Matter in Historical Perspective”

A Conference of the Association for the Study of Connecticut History (ASCH)

A Virtual Event to be Held on Saturday, November 14Black Lives Matter graphic

The Association for the Study of Connecticut History is sponsoring an online conference on “Black Lives Matter in Historical Perspective.” Sessions will be held on Saturday, November 14 from 9:00 AM-12:15 PM. This event will analyze the Black Lives Matter movement from the perspective of scholars, teachers, and students. It will be conducted by Zoom. Academics, graduate students, secondary school teachers, high school students, and other students of the past and the present are invited to attend. Both sessions will provide time for questions and discussions via Zoom.

Conference Schedule:

8:45: Opening and Introduction

Stephen Armstrong, ASCH President

8:50-9:15: Introductory Comments

Dr. Benjamin Foster (longtime teacher and scholar of African American history)
Introduction: Yesenia Karas, ASCH Board

9:15-10:45: Black Lives Matter from a Scholar’s Perspective: Presentations, Panel Discussion and Questions

Dann Broyld, Central Connecticut State University

David Canton, University of Florida: “Black History is Not #BadHistory”

Stacey Close, Eastern Connecticut State University: “Black Struggle for Freedom: Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth”

11:00-12:30: Teaching Black History in the University and Secondary School Classroom: Presentations, Panel Discussion and Questions

Allison Norrie, Andrew Warde High School;
Kevin Staton, Fairfield Public Schools;
Sally Whipple, Connecticut Old State House and Connecticut Democracy Center;
Jeff O’Leary, Mitchell College;
Paquita Jarman-Smith, SERC (State Education Resource Center of Connecticut);
Sandra Clark, New Haven Public School
Anthony Valentine, Editor and Publisher, Kulturemag

To register for this event, click here. There is no formal charge for this event, although we are asking for a voluntary donation.

For additional information on this event,  contact

Stephen Armstrong, President

Allison Norrie, Vice President

Info on past conferences can be found under the Events tab above, or click here.

Since 1970, the Association for the Study of Connecticut History (ASCH) has been promoting the study of the history of Connecticut via meetings and conferences.  In 1974, ASCH began publishing Connecticut History, with a title change in 2014 to Connecticut History Review. It is the only academic, peer-reviewed, journal devoted to the history of Connecticut.  Our meetings, conferences and the Connecticut History Review serve many different constituencies:  academic scholars, museum and historical society professionals, history buffs, graduate students, and educators.