Enslaved for Life: Reexamining Connecticut's Prince Mortimer

  • Sun, Jun 19, 2022 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

    211 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT, 06109
    Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109
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Description

John Mills traces his own path in discovering his own ties to slavery, what it taught him about himself and the challenges he would eventually run into in attempting to find the burial locations of his ancestors.  He  then marries his experiences and revelations to that of the story of Prince Mortimer.  HIs intent is to bring light to the largely untold story of Prince, while at the same time evaluating the ripple effects of a past time. 

About John

Originally from San Diego, John Mills (51) is a technologist by trade, but a genealogist and equity advocate by passion. The descendant of both southern and northern slaves, as well as the descendant of slave holders due to their relationships with female slaves, John focuses on unearthing little known people and stories of this country’s history in slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. John’s goal is honor the forgotten, as well as to apply critical thinking to our history as a means to find solutions to the many ripple effects today.

Date & Time

Sun, Jun 19, 2022 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Venue Details

Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

211 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT, 06109
Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109 Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Located in the center of Connecticut's largest historic district, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum provides the quintessential New England experience.