This project will explore the sharing of racial identity narratives and how they may be central to individual and collective efforts to heal from racism and write the next chapter of our collective history. The team at Connecticut College hopes to empower both younger and older members of the New London community not only to tell their personal stories but to become skilled interviewers with the ability to gather stories of struggle and triumph against the legacy of racism. Further, the team seeks to serve as their allies in communicating these stories in ways that can contribute to more informed school curricula and reparative civic action. Based on the recommended focus of community partners, the project will particularly emphasize the legacy of redlining and segregation in New London, especially in light of recent redevelopment plans and initiatives in the city.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Professor of Psychology
- Crafting Democratic Futures: Connecticut College
- Digital Scholarship Fellows Program Supports the “Just Futures New London” Oral History Project
- Building an Equitable Future: Connecticut College Just Futures
- The Thin Red Line: Conn explores reparations for people of color living in the New London community, thanks to a Mellon grant
- Connecticut College Organizes Interviews with Young and Old on Race, Housing and New London