HARTFORD – The Hartford Public Library will present a discussion Sunday afternoon about the role of the Black Panther Party in Connecticut during the 1960s and 1970s.
This Black History Month program will feature Butch Lewis, who was a Hartford resident during this period and active with the Black Panther Party in Connecticut.
“A Conversation with Butch Lewis: The Black Panther Party in Connecticut” is sponsored by the library and Hartford History Center with the cooperation of Connecticut Explored magazine. The discussion will take place in the Center for Contemporary Culture at the downtown library from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is free.
Veteran journalist Lew Brown will moderate a panel which will include Dr. Stacey Close, associate vice president for equity and diversity at Eastern Connecticut State University, and Dr. Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar, vice provost for diversity at the University of Connecticut.
Connecticut Explored has recently launched a new publication, African American Connecticut Explored, which will be available for purchase.