Conference: Fall 2020

Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 9:30 AM EST – 12:15 PM EST

Price: Free

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:

9:00-10:30: Black Lives Matter from a Scholar’s Perspective: Presentations, Panel Discussion and Questions Moderated by:
Carl Antonucci, Director of Library Services at Central Connecticut State University

Dann Broyld, Central Connecticut State University

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

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

10:45-12:15: Teaching Black University in the College and Secondary School Classroom: Presentations, Panel Discussion and Questions Moderated by:
Allison Norrie, Social Studies Educator and English Language Academy Coordinator Fairfield Public Schools.


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 Schools;
Anthony Valentine, CEO and Founder, KultureMAG

You will be provided with the Zoom link for this event upon registration.

There is no formal charge for this event, although we are asking for a voluntary donation. For additional information on this event contact ASCH President Stephen Armstrong at