- Prudence Crandall caused a scandal in 1833 when she admitted an African American student to her all girls school in Connecticut
- Harriet Jacobs, best known as the fugitive slave author of the American slave narrative Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself, was also actively involved in reform movements before, during, and after the Civil War.
- The Gullah live in small farming and fishing communities along the Atlantic coastal plain and on the chain of Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia. Because of their geographical isolation and strong community life, the Gullah have been able to preserve more of their African cultural heritage than any other group of Black Americans.
- Bunce Island was the largest British slave castle on the Rice Coast of West Africa. Founded around 1670, it exported tens of thousands of African captives to North America and the West Indies until the British Parliament finally closed it down in 1808.
- An African American woman from Charleston, South Carolina, made a historic homecoming visit to the West African nation of Sierra Leone.
- a groundbreaking dissertation on Frederick Douglass
- In 1839 a group of slaves revolted, took over their ship, and sued for their freedom.
- Tangled Roots is a research project about the shared history of African Americans and Irish Americans.
African Americans in Connecticut 1700-1850
- Overview of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
- Connecticut Stories- 1. Slavery
- Connecticut Stories 2. Freedom
- Connecticut Stories 3. Reaction
- Connecticut Stories 4. Education
- Connecticut Stories 5. Finding Histories