Atwater Memorial Library, 1720 Foxon Rd., North Branford
Dr. Ted Groom will give a PowerPoint presentation entitled "Remembering Gad Asher," the tale of a man sold into slavery at age four in Guilford, CT. He fought in the Revolutionary War, bought his freedom and raised a family in North Branford. Learn how Gad was betrayed by his master. Discover how a famous painting by the artist John Trumbull was involved. Other notable persons touching Gad's life were Benedict ARnold, General Nathaniel Green and British Major John Andre. He will also review slavery in Branford during that time (North Branford was a part of Branford until 1831).