Right of Suffrage

Along with the abolitionist movement and fight for immediate emancipation, the Beman family members were also very keen on fighting for the right of suffrage for the African Americans. As a delegate to Colored Conventions, a democratic platform for the disenfranchised African American community to discuss issues related to people’s well-being, livelihood, politics and other … Read more

A.M.E. Zion Church

Previously sharing the building with location of Wesleyan University’s Archaeology Lab, this older building of Cross Street A.M.E. Zion Church was erected in 1867. Before the move to its most recent edifice in 1981, a leather bag containing 25 pennies was found in the cornerstone of this old building. It can be speculated that each … Read more