The purpose of this project is to identify and record the memories of women who were social activist in Hartford in the last half of the 20th century. We would demonstrate the continuity between their efforts and the activist tradition established in Hartford by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Through the lives of these women, the importance of social activism would be brought to our awareness and young people would be encouraged to make positive impacts in their communities.

The goal of this project is to create oral and video histories of Hartford activist women. Students from the University of Hartford and Fox Middle School would interview twenty-five women about their social activism in the 20th century. These interviews will be available on this website. There will also be a DVD to be distributed to classrooms, libraries, and community organizations.

Support for this work was provided by The Women’s Education and Leadership Fund, a Legacy of Hartford College for Women at the University of Hartford.
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