“From Civil Rights to Human Rights: African American, Puerto Rican, & West Indian Housing Struggles in Hartford County, 1940-2019”

According to UConn today, affordable housing in Connecticut is difficult to find. Associate professor of history and Africana Studies, Fiona Vernal, has developed a housing exhibition in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. This exhibit focuses on on the struggles Hartford Country residents face when trying to find affordable housing. The exhibition has examples of emergence of ethnic communities in Hartford that was documented by the Press. The exhibition also includes issues of overcrowded neighborhood and changing of life. The research for the exhibit has given new ideas on how to use information gathered for the project such as how to track African American, Puerto Rican and West Indian communities from their initial settlement in Hartford. The exhibit will be on display in the Dodd Research Center until April 29th to read the article click here