Hopes and Expectations

Historian and author Barbara Beeching touches on the black history of Hartford

Historian and author Barbara Beeching touches on the black history of Hartford

Barbara Beeching, a University of Connecticut alum, explained to an audience at the Harriet Rowe Center on Thursday evening that the family whose story is told throughout her book, during the aftermath of the Civil War and the end of slavery, saw the future as full of promise.