Having Their Say

Having Their Say:
Generations in Conversation

HavingTheirSay_HartfordStage_MiceliProductions-Group-of-Elders-layoutHaving Their Say: Generations in Conversation is an oral history project designed to gather and preserve the past through interviews. We engaged a group of local African-American female students to partner with 10 African-American women over the age of 70 to share stories specific to our Hartford community. Through a series of intergenerational dialogues, the participants exchanged their personal journeys, reflecting on the influences that have shaped their lives here in our city.

In the spirit of the Delany sisters’ Having Our Say, witness tales of hope, survival and family across generations.

IN THE LOBBIES: The exhibition of narrative, photographs and video starts in the Geo and Laura Estes Lobby and continues upstairs throughout The John and Kelly Hartman Foundation Lobby. Grab an earbud upstairs to listen to the videos on the freestanding tablets.

Having Their Say: Generations in Conversation has been made possible through generous funding from Connecticut Humanities, the Greater Hartford Arts Council and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving as recommended by the Jackson-Batchelder Family Fund.