Connecticut: True Abolitionist? with Wilton & Westport Museums


Discover the truth about Fairfield County’s role in the Underground Railroad and early abolition movements. Panelists will talk about local beliefs around slavery and abolition from the 18th century through the Civil War, and share materials from their museums’ collection relating to these topics to gain a deeper understanding of the region’s past and present.

The panelists will include Nicholas Foster, Wilton Historical Society Curator; Ramin Ganeshram, Westport Museum Executive Director; and Joel Lang, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-author of Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged and Profited from Slavery. Nicole Carpenter, Westport Museum, Programs & Collections Director, will act as moderator.

“Connecticut: True Abolitionist? with Wilton & Westport Museums” originally aired on Sunday, May 23, 2021 on CPTV and is now available to watch on-demand above.


New episodes of CUTLINE premiere each month on CPTV. Each episode is available for on-demand viewing concurrent with its television premiere. Episodes will be available on cptv.org, as well as at video.cptv.org; on YouTube; and on the free Connecticut Public mobile app. (Visit Google Play or the Apple App Store to download the app.)

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