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Mary And Eliza Freeman: A Tale Of Bridgeport's "Little Liberia"

Within the shadow of P.T. Barnum lies a much quieter tale of Bridgeport prosperity -- a tale involving two nineteenth-century sisters, Mary and Eliza Freeman.

While neither achieved the same level of recognition as Barnum, both established a significant place within the history of Connecticut’s Park City. 

This hour, we explore that history. We talk about the Freemans’ life and legacy, as well as their connection to Bridgeport’s “Little Liberia” community.

Plus: the story of New York's Black Gotham Experience. We take a closer look with Founder and Lead Creative Kamau Ware. 

Event info:

A preview of ReImagining Little Liberia: Restoration & Reunion will be held at Housatonic Community College on September 7, 2017. 

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

Lucy is the Executive Producer and Host of Connecticut Public's morning talk show, 'Where We Live.' She’s a longtime public radio reporter covering several beats including immigration, juvenile justice and child welfare issues, education, veterans affairs and the military.
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