THE FRIENDS OF
“Jordan Freeman: The Fight to Set a People Free”
Friends of Fort Trumbull will open the 2011 season on Thursday, April 28, with
an exciting depiction of Jordan Freeman, a person who fought during the Revolutionary
War in the
Battle of Fort Griswold in
Jordan Freeman was an actual person, a native of Old Lyme. Although he did not enlist himself, he witnessed
key events of the war for independence while with Col. Ledyard. Historians estimate the number of black soldiers in
this war to have been about 5,000 men, serving in militias, seagoing services, and support activities, including nearly
their freedom in return for satisfactory completion of a set period of service. Mr. Johnson has based his presentation
extensive research in the collections of the Connecticut State Library and the
citizens will find additional information about the State Library and the
History on the Library’s Web page at http://www.cslib.org/.
The Friends of Fort Trumbull welcome the public to enjoy this presentation.