The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Mondays at Beinecke presents
Hope McGrath, lead researcher with the Yale & Slavery Research Project:
“Finding Robert M. Park in the Archives and in New Haven.”
This presentation will focus on the life and legacy of Robert M. Park, his family, the Black community in New Haven, and Yale in the 19th century. A founder of the Temple Street Church, now the Dixwell Avenue Congregational United Church of Christ and a delegate to the Connecticut State Convention of Colored Men in 1849, Park was a noted community builder and leader. He worked, variously, as a custodian around campus and at the Hopkins School, and as a laboratory assistant to Yale Professors Benjamin Silliman, Sr. and Jr. Several of Park’s grandchildren attended Yale.
Zoom webinar registration: https://bit.ly/4175hso