The Life of Venture Smith

Chandler Saint, co-director with David Richardon of the Documenting Venture Smith Project, made opening remarks at a two-day conference… read more

Chandler Saint, co-director with David Richardon of the Documenting Venture Smith Project, made opening remarks at a two-day conference centered on interdisciplinary study of the life of Venture Smith (1729-1805). Venture Smith was a slave who purchased his freedom and went on to become a successful businessman and property owner before the Revolutionary War. Mr. Saint showed slides as he talked about the life of Venture Smith and the Documenting Venture Smith Project.

The annual conference “Documenting Venture Smith: The Story of a Struggle for Democracy” was held at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection headquarters in Hartford. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Pestana, Edith Administrator Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection->Environmental Justice Program
  • Richardson, David Director Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation
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The Life of Venture Smith

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Program ID:
290971-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
First Aired:
Jan 16, 2010
Last Aired:
Jan 17, 2010

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  • Jan 16, 2010 | 1:09pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 16, 2010 | 7:09pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 17, 2010 | 1:09am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 17, 2010 | 7:09am EST | C-SPAN 3
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