Mondays at Beinecke: 1831 Proposal for a College for Blacks in New Haven

Time: 
Monday, September 13, 2021 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
Online
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A discussion of the college for Black students proposed to be built in New Haven, its rejection at a town meeting on September 10, 1831, and the importance of the story for New Haven, Yale, and national history. Michael Morand of the Beinecke Library will discuss one of the library’s copies of the pamphlet, “College for colored youth : an account of the New-Haven City meeting and resolutions, with recommendations of the College, and strictures upon the doings of New-Haven,” published by Simeon Jocelyn, one of the advocates for building the college.