James Pennington: A Voice for Freedom

by Stacey Close (c) Connecticut Explored Inc. WINTER 2012/13 Subscribe/Buy the Issue! ┬áIn 1827 James Pembroke, an enslaved man of African descent who would eventually take the name James William Charles (W.C.) Pennington, managed to escape to freedom in the North. According to his narrative, he experienced an early childhood of parental separation. His father, … Continue reading James Pennington: A Voice for Freedom