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  • In '12 Years a Slave,' all eyes on actor Chiwetel Ejiofor

    In '12 Years a Slave,' all eyes on actor Chiwetel Ejiofor
    One of the most memorable scenes in the film "12 Years a Slave" is a long close-up of actor Chiwetel Ejiofor's eyes, wide with amazement as his character regains his freedom after enduring the brutal bonds of slavery on Louisiana plantations.
  • HoCoPoLitSo's writer-in-residence Derrick Weston Brown seeks to inspire the poet within us all

    HoCoPoLitSo's writer-in-residence Derrick Weston Brown seeks to inspire the poet within us all
    “Attention, attention … the mic is now open.” It is only fitting that Derrick Weston Brown begins his presentation at local high schools with an original poem beckoning “all poets and lovers of the word.” “Poetry...

    What Happened To $8 Million For Amistad?

    What Happened To $8 Million For Amistad?
    The schooner Amistad, the replica of the ship that was the scene of a famed slave revolt in 1839, is temporarily back in Connecticut waters. That's an improvement over the situation last summer, when the tall ship's whereabouts were difficult to...

    READER SUBMITTED: New Guide For Greater Hartford And Connecticut's River Valley

    People can discover hundreds of attractions, restaurants and lodgings in the new "2014-2015 Greater Hartford & Connecticut's River Valley Visitors Guide." The glossy 64-page guide is produced by the Central Regional Tourism District, the leisure travel...

    READER SUBMITTED: Farmington's Freedom Trail: The Amistad Story And The Underground Railroad

    From March through November 1841, Farmington was home to the African Mendi captives who had rebelled and overtaken the slave-ship, La Amistad. The 53 captives, mostly Mendi from what is now Sierra Leone, had been captured and shipped to Cuba. In 1839,...