In 1995 I published my first book 'Chains Unbound: Slave Emancipations in Greenwich, Connecticut.' My original intention was for it to be used as an educational resource. This is an online companion site that I've created, especially for those of you utilizing online resources and smartphones. I've also included additional items and news articles not found in the 1995 edition. Jeffrey Bingham Mead, Historian and Author. October 13, 2014.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Greenwich Historian to Speak About Slavery (Greenwich News, 1994)

Greenwich News: November 9, 1994

Jeffrey Bingham Mead, a leading historian and researcher, born and raised in Greenwich, associated with the Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich, will be lecturing of the topics of slavery, emancipation and abolitionism in Greenwich history, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.

The one-hour long slideshow/lecture is entitled "To Emancipate and Make Free: From Bondage to Freedom in Greenwich Connecticut."

This slideshow/lecture is based on the text of Mr. Mead's upcoming book entitled "Chains Unbound: Slave Emancipations in Greenwich, Connecticut."

This address will be held in the second floor meeting room of the Greenwich senior/arts Center at 299 Greenwich Ave.

The price for admission is $10 per person, $5 for students. The slideshow/lecture is open to the public.

Historian Jeffrey Bingham Mead will lead the audience into an investigation of the institution of slavery in Greenwich, outline the legislative steps taken to regulate and abolish slavery, unveil samples of recorded emancipation certificates and genealogical rolls on file in Greenwich Town Hall records, and reveal a wealth of historical background about the activities of local Abolitionists. A brief question and answer period will follow.

Jeffrey Mead is a 12th-generation descendent of the founders of Greenwich, and a member of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists and the New England Genealogical Historical Society.

For more information, 849–1464.

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