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The New England Air Museum is excited to announce that the official ceremony and plaque placement for its designation as an official site on the Connecticut Freedom Trail will take place on February 21, 2024. This significant recognition honors the museum’s commitment to preserving and sharing the diverse narratives that have shaped Connecticut’s history of freedom, civil rights, and social justice.
The ceremony will commence at 5:30 PM and will be held at the New England Air Museum’s prominent “Tuskegee Airmen: Their Untold Stories” exhibit, located at 36 Perimeter Road, off Route 75, on the North end of Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.
Representatives from the Connecticut Freedom Trail and distinguished guests, including Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, will be present at the ceremony to celebrate this historic occasion.
The Connecticut Freedom Trail commemorates the fight for emancipation from slavery and honors the courageous African American individuals who paved the way for future generations. The Connecticut Freedom Trail includes a diverse range of locations, including Underground Railroad safe houses, sites associated with the Amistad case of 1839, and the Civil Rights Movement’s sites, gravesites, monuments, homes, and other structures. Each site is carefully documented and designated to ensure future generations remember the remarkable stories of those who fought for freedom and human dignity. The Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism and the Amistad Committee, Inc. of New Haven, are responsible for maintaining and administering the Connecticut Freedom Trail. Find more information at https://ctfreedomtrail.org.