Acknowledgements and Additional Resources

We would like to extend our thanks to a number of people who have proven vital in helping us to complete this research and build this website. We want to thank the History Department and the ConnSSHARP research program, which funded two summers worth of student research. Thanks in particular goes to Professor Jefferson Singer who has administered the program over the past few years and who gave Madison Taylor and Professor Desloge a chance to deliver a series of lectures on our research in the summer of 2021. Thank you as well to Dean Libby Friedman who helps to organize student research initiatives at Connecticut College. We also wish to acknowledge those at Connecticut College who have assisted with our work in other ways, from helping us to find resources to getting this website running, especially librarian and Africana Studies head Andrew Lopez and Digital Scholarship director Lyndsay Bratton. This project of course would also not have been possible without the generous assistance of members of the New London Community. Thank you in particular to historian Tom Schuch who possesses more knowledge about New London than almost anyone on the planet and shares it generously. His work is widely cited here and in a multitude of other places. Thank you to New London Landmarks and the staff members at the New London City Hall who helped us access property records and other city papers

Finally, we would be remiss if we did not thank everyone who helped us gather the money and arrange the logistics for our trip to Jacksonville, Florida in September of 2023,. Thanks to Nakia Hamlett, Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion at Connecticut College, Professor Cherise Harris and Andrew Lopez of Africana Studies, Professors Eileen Kane and Sheetal Chhabria of the History Department, and the Macarthur Fellowship Foundation for providing us with the funds to go to Florida.

Additional Resources

If you are interested in learning more about New London, we recommend the following resources:

Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives, Connecticut College

An important collection for anyone interest in local and New England history. The Lear Center hosts the papers of Connecticut College professors who were active in New London mutual aid and politics, information on Connecticut College’s role in urban renewal programs and a host of other resources.

New London Land Trust (Southeastern Connecticut Community Land Trust)

Learn about ongoing work related to affordable homeownership by New London Community Land Trust.

New London Black Heritage Trail
Maps out important sites in Black History in the city of New London.


Barbara W. Brown and James Rose, Black Roots in Southeastern Connecticut, 1650-1900. Detroit, MI: Gale Research Company, 1990.

Jan Voogd. Race Riots, and Resistance: The Red Summer of 1919, New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2008.