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Ruby & Calvin Fletcher African American History Museum in Stratford, Connecticut.
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Learn From The Past
The exhibit is an opportunity to begin honest conversations regarding a rich and strong history which has historically been maligned.
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Scroll down for a small sample of the African American history you’ll find when you visit our museum.

Africa - Beginning

In one of the most tragic events in human history, Africa and its coasts were heavily invaded by individuals from all across the world. Ships were filled with Africans of many different tribes and eventually sold as slaves.

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade is believed to have forcibly displaced some 12.5 million between the 17th and 19th Centuries.

Pullman Porter

At the conclusion of the Civil War George Pullman, a Chicago businessman began hiring thousands of African Americans. Many hired were former slaves, hired to serve white passengers on luxury sleeper cars.

Plantation Life

Life on a Plantation was grueling and oppressive. African men, women, and children worked the fields from dawn to dusk under orders and supervision of White overseers.

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Museum Hours

Monday – 10AM–5PM

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday – 10AM–5PM

Thursday – 10AM–5PM

Friday Closed

Saturday – 10AM–3PM

Sunday Closed

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952 East Broadway
Stratford, Connecticut 06615

203-506-9035 (Main)

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