top of page

Thu, Apr 27


B. P. Learned Mission auditorium

"How New London Prospered from Slavery and the West Indies Trade"

a lecture by Tom Schuch

Registration is closed
See other events
"How New London Prospered from Slavery  and the West Indies Trade"

Time & Location

Apr 27, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

B. P. Learned Mission auditorium, 40 Shaw St, New London, CT 06320, USA


About the Event

The West Indies trade was the source of New London’s early prosperity.  But what was that trade, exactly?

Tom Schuch--one of the researchers for New London's Black Heritage Trail--will explain the intersection of the West Indies Trade, the coastal trade and the slave trade, and how that intersection was central to colonial New London's economy.  As always, Tom will come armed with facts: names of ships, owners, captains, numbers of enslaved captives, and the prominent families who engaged in this trade.  And it will include at least two stories that are virtually unknown in New London:  two New London slave ship captains who were slain on the coast of Africa during shipboard insurrections of kidnapped Africans.

This lecture is free and open to the public, thanks to support from the State Historic Preservation Office, CT Humanities and Fiddleheads Food Co-op.

And don't worry about tickets.  The website forces us to create them for an event,  but you don't need a ticket.  Just show up!





  • Tickets aren't necessary


    Just show up! If the website didn't force us to make tickets for events, this wouldn't exist.






Share This Event

bottom of page