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Hamden (New Haven, Connecticut)

Hamden (New Haven, Connecticut)
Hamden, Connecticut is affectionately known as the "Land of the Sleeping Giant." Hamden was originally settled in 1638 as part of the New Haven Colony. Land Area: 33 square miles. Population (2000): 56,913. Official website: www.hamden.com
Hamden, Connecticut is affectionately known as the "Land of the Sleeping Giant." Hamden was originally settled in 1638 as part of the New Haven Colony. Land Area: 33 square miles. Population (2000): 56,913. Official website: www.hamden.com « Show less

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  • Resources To Find More on Slavery In Connecticut

    A listing of recommended books, films, websites and places to visit in Connecticut to learn more about the state's historical involvement with slavery. BOOKS: "Native People of Southern New England, 1500-1650," by Kathleen Joan Bragdon,...
  • Entertainment Education: America's Film School Programs

    American Film Institute, Los Angeles Graduate students in AFI's production-based program make 4-10 films in two years under the guidance of master filmmakers led by artistic director James L. Brooks. AFI alumni number 4,500, with an impressive 81% of them...
  • Connecticut's Past Checkered With Tornado Deaths

    Connecticut's Past Checkered With Tornado Deaths
    When the first settlers arrived in the 1600s, among the things they were unprepared for in Connecticut was the weather. Owing to its geographical location, the new land they were seeking to inhabit produced an ever-changing array of meteorological...
  • Getting Everyone To Talk About The N-Word

    "That's why I know no son or daughter of mine will ever be a nigger." — Ned (Thalmus Rasulala), from "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" You know how once you start to focus on something, it seems to pop up everywhere? So it was before I...
  • You Call This Winter? Come To Rochester

    As a born and raised Rochestarian, trust me when I say, I know snow. With Rochester being a 15-minute drive away from Lake Ontario, an hour east of Buffalo and less than two hours from Canada, I've had my fair share of encounters with snow and all its...
  • Let Parishioners See The Jesus Of Many Colors

    When I was a young boy growing up in a black Baptist church in Illinois, I remember sitting on the hard, smooth wooden pew surrounded by descendants of Africans. There were young kids like me, our skins glistening with Vaseline, and young adults like my...
  • Mom Never Warned About Tea Monsters

    Dear Mom, There weren't any cliffs in the flat part of the Midwest where you and dad raised me. But that didn't stop you from warning me of the folly of following others over a cliff. "Don't do foolish things just because others are doing it," you said....
  • Marijuana: From Reefer Madness To Legal

    Dad made it quite clear: If he ever caught my older brother smoking reefer, he'd be out of the house. If Dad ever found the stuff in the house, he'd be out of the house. The word was marijuana would lead to harder drugs because it was a well-known...
  • History's Getting Younger All The Time

    Just yesterday, it seems, my nimble fingers were poised to type frowning red words on the first of a few midterm assignments from students in my fall online course "Race and the News." The assignment was to take a particular person or event in...
  • Revolt Against Utility Chain Saws Stirs Connecticut's Trees

    They got the message and it was loud and clear: It's not good to be a tree in Connecticut. So like others before who felt the sting of persecution, they were pulling up roots. They were getting out of town. They were fleeing the only state they'd known....
  • 375 Years Ago, America's First Constitution Adopted In Connecticut

    Three hundred and seventy-five years ago Tuesday, when the Fundamental Orders of 1639 became law for the settlers of Hartford, Windsor and Wethersfield, its authors could not have imagined that they created what many historians would later call the world'...