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Hartford Heritage Challenge: The Talcott Street Church Project

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Supporting The Reverend James Pennington Annual Lecture


With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Capital's Hartford Heritage Project (HHP) is creating a permanent exhibition and course curriculum about the Talcott Street Church -- the first Black church and the first school for Black children in Hartford that once stood right next door to Capital Community College's downtown campus. The corner of Talcott and Market Streets is one of the most important sites for Black community history

Contributions to the Hartford Heritage Black History Fund will support an annual Rev. James W.C. Pennington Lecture and place-based student learning around lecture topics such as common read projects and community conversations.

Thanks to an anonymous gift by a Capital Community College faculty member and additional donations from the CCC Foundation Board of Directors, new gifts will be matched on a dollar for dollar basis to reach the goal of sustaining support for the Pennington lecture.


The Rev. James Pennington (c. 1807-1870)

Abolitionist Activist, Pastor, Educator

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Checks are payable to the Capital Community College Foundation, 950 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103.

Gifts to the College Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.