At the request of those who believed that Fortune had been forever treated like property, the Connecticut slave will finally be laid to rest at a donated plot owned by St. John’s Episcopal Church in Waterbury, the church where he was first baptized in 1797.

Prior to his burial, Fortune’s remains will lie in state in front of the state capitol in Hartford for several hours prior to a ceremony.

« Previous page 1 2

One thought on “Little Known Black History Fact: Fortune the Slave

Add Your Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,805 other followers