Learn about the African American experience in Waterford through this interactive map featuring sites in Waterford that are significant to the African American community.
We are happy to announce that through the generosity of our Give Choose donors and the Women For Waterford, the African American Experience interactive has been restored to our website!
On the map, click on one of these five sites to learn more: the Second Street School, the John Wesley Church, Union Cemetery, the Claggett House and the Old Mill. Three of the sites feature a short video and interactive content, while all five sites feature a gallery of historic and modern photographs. Watch videos featuring former students and Waterford descendants discuss their experiences in Waterford in the 20th century, and learn about the Mill and its connection to Waterford’s African-American community. See historic photographs and meet members of the John Wesley church congregation of 1910. Take a short quiz at the Second Street School to see if you know what students in 1880 were expected to know.
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