BRISTOL â€“ A presenter from the Connecticut Womenâ€™s Hall of Fame will offer a virtual presentation Feb. 15 with Manross Library on â€śConnecticutâ€™s African American heroines.â€ť
The program will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 15., with a snow-date of Feb. 22 at the same time. People will be able to watch it from their homes via Zoom or come to Manross Library at 260 Center St. to watch as the presenter streams from the Connecticut Womenâ€™s Hall of Fame.
â€śWeâ€™re calling it a hybrid program,â€ť said Teresa Goulden, branch manager at Manross Library.
The multi-media presentation will focus on notable black women from Connecticut who have played major roles in the development of the state, the nation and the world. Some of the women mentioned in the program will be womenâ€™s rights advocate Maria Miller Stewart, civil rights catalyst and contralto Marian Anderson, pioneering journalist Adrianne Baughns-Wallace and Denise Nappier, former state treasurer.
Goulden said that this will be the third time that the Connecticut Womenâ€™s Hall of Fame has presented at the library.
â€śIâ€™m thrilled that weâ€™re able to have this presentation from the Connecticut Womenâ€™s Hall of Fame at the library,â€ť she said. â€śThis program will not only honor Black History Month, but also the lives and contributions of many famous women from Connecticut.â€ť
Goulden added that past programs offered by the Connecticut Womenâ€™s Hall of Fame have given out a lot of good information and that attendees were very happy to have come to them.
Advance registration is required. Participants will be required to socially distance and wear masks.
For more information, or to register, visit bristollib.com/manross or call 860-584-7790.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.