​​Videos on Venture Smith and the Documenting Venture Smith Project

  • November 17, 2015: American History TV on C-SPAN3, American Cities Tour, Hartford, Connecticut,​ Venture Smith Exhibit at the Hartford Public Library:



                                               C-SPAN3 Exhibit Hartford, CT



                                 C-SPAN3 Hartford History Hartford, CT

  • May 2014: Project video of Annamaboe Fort on the Gold Coast (now Ghana, Africa) showing the path taken by slaves through the fort - out the "Door of No Return" and a canoe ride out to the waiting ships for the Middle Passage to slavery in the Americas:


                                             Annamobe Fort, Ghana, Africa

  • ​February 25, 2013: CT-N Documenting Venture Smith History Project Announcement & Ceremony:  


                                                  Hartford Capitol Book Event

  • December 4, 2009: ​Documenting Venture Smith 1729-1805, Hartford, CT, CSPAN3 American History TV:


                              2009 ConferenceE at DEEP Hartford, CT


                                           Robert Hall aka VENTURE SMITH

  • 25 March 2007: BBC One documentary - A Slave's Story - on the archeological project in East Haddam, Connecticut,  by the Documenting VENTURE SMITH Project with the University of Connecticut Center for Applied Genetics and Technology, to study the Smith family burial plot in First Church Cemetery:                                           

  • ​September 19, 2005: Avery Point Connecticut, CT-N Documenting the Life & Times of Freed Connecticut Slave ​Venture Smith Planning Conference:                                                                                                                           

  • ​​May 30 & 31, 2003: Lane Debates Recreation, UConn-Torrington, Connecticut                                                                                  

 April 7 & 8, ​2016: Conference, Confronting Slavery: Venture Smith to the Present 1765-1865-1965-Today.





February 2016: Torrington Historical Society​, exhibition Making Freedom: The Life of Venture Smith - in His Own Voice.


December 4, 2015: Soil ceremony at Venture's Stonington-point farm site and East Haddam Cemetery.

May 4, 2015: Stonington-point celebration of 250th anniversary of Venture's regained freedom.

April 21, 2015: Reception, Lord Mayor of Kingston-upon-Hull, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Venture's regained freedom.

September 13 - 19, 2014: Descendants of Venture Smith at Anomabo, Ghana.

October 2013 & May 2014: Project Director meets the Chiefs of Anomabo, laser maps the fort, and films a canoe ride.

    Annamaboe Fort on the Gold Coast of West Africa (now Ghana, Centra Region) was rebuilt by British Military  

    engineer John  Apperley starting in 1752.

February 5, 2013: Congressional Black History Month book program.​














​3 October - 9 December 2012: Marcus Garvey Library, London, UK.

23 October 2012: Kingston-upon-Hull, UK, Venture Smith Challenge Cup for U14s rugby between East Hull and Hull.

23 August - 29 October 2011: Hull History Centre, Kingston-upon-Hull, UK

17 February - 4 May 2011: Museum of Connecticut History, Hartford, CT 

8 February 2011 Capital Hill, Washington DC

July 22- August 2, 2008 Archeological Study of the Smith Family Plot First Church Congregational of East Haddam

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