Freedom’s Journey is a series of performances, events, and conversations that explores the progression of civil rights in the United States and Connecticut. Freedom’s Journey underscores the rich history and cultural resources of the state of Connecticut: we explore the legacies people who braved injustice and adversity to achieve triumph and equality, and historic sites where great things happened. Through an incredible network of partner organizations, local artists, and the Festival’s international visitors, Freedom’s Journey highlights the statewide impact and importance of our shared Connecticut history.
Amistad Center for Arts & Culture, Amistad Committee, Inc., Connecticut Library Consortium, Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School, Cross Street AME Zion Church, Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology, Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office, Ethnic Heritage Center, Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, Friends of Grove Street Cemetery, Greater New Haven Labor History Association, HOT Schools Initiative, Little Red Brick School House, The Metropolitan Opera, New Haven Free Public Library, New Haven Preservation Trust, The New Yorker, Prudence Crandall Museum, Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, Yale High School Programs, Yale University
Presented with the support of the Connecticut Humanities Council.
Curriculum & Resources Guide
As part of Freedom's Journey, we have assembled this Resource Guide to explore the lives of two pioneering Connecticut women who 'sang' the truth: opera giant Marian Anderson and Connecticut state heroine Prudence Crandall. Through their actions, these women made great strides toward justice in their times, and continue to inspire. Click here to read more and download!