p. The Norwich Freedom Trail

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During the nineteenth century, the City of Norwich was home to a vibrant abolitionist movement. Residents such as David Ruggles played an active role in the Underground Railroad and the Harris Sisters attended Prudence Crandall’s controversial “Young Ladies and Little Misses of Color” school in Canterbury. During this virtual experience, you’ll hear incredible stories about colonial era blacksmith, Guy Drock, who earned his freedom and fugitive slave, shoemaker, minister and author, James L. Smith. This virtual experience will explore a largely untold piece of Norwich’s history in the Jail Hill Historic District. The self guided tour is available on www.walknorwich.org. Sponsored by the Norwich Historical Society, www.norwichhistoricalsociety.org


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69 E Town St., Norwich, CT

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A self-guided walking tour is also available on www.walknorwich.org

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