Faith Congregational Church:
200 Years and a Future of Social Justice in Hartford

Geer’s Hartford City Directory, 1864

Thursday, May 2, 5:30-7:30pm
Hartford History Center, 3rd Floor,
Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford

Faith Congregational Church, formerly Talcott Street Congregational Church is celebrating 200 years of existence and social justice work in the City of Hartford and beyond. Its members were abolitionists, started the first school in Hartford where Black children could attend, were involved in supporting the captives from the Amistad trials, and cultivated many incredible community leaders that made a significant impact on Hartford and beyond.

Join us in celebrating this history with a panel discussion on the history and legacy of this faith community. Panel participants include: Sherwood Lewis, Patricia Camp, Dorothy Mosby, and Stephen Thornton; moderated by Chief Teale / Rev. Stephen Camp, Joelle Murchison. There will also be live gospel music by Wayne Dixon, Minister of Music at Faith and a dramatic presentation re-enacting a conversation between abolitionist, clergyman, and scholar Rev. James W.C. Pennington (1807-1870) and early photographer Augustus Washington (1820-1875) portrayed by Earl Gardner and Terry.

Light refreshments will be served and prominent figures from Faith’s history will be on display.