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Thoughtful Thursday – Lee Howard and Tom Schuch on “Anatomy of a News Story- Frederick Douglass in New London” via Zoom
August 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This event will take place via Zoom. Registration is required and limited to 100 participants. Click here to register. Once your registration is approved you will be emailed the Zoom link and instructions to join.
In preparation for this program, please read Lee Howard's article in The Day
published on 7/2/20 and titled "Freedom fighter Douglass spoke in New London just
before state banned slavery". Click here to read the article.
Lee Howard, The Day’s community editor, currently runs eight Times weekly
newspapers operated by The Day Publishing Co. and writes about a wide range of
subjects, especially business, the arts and local history. He has won dozens of
A graduate of Washington & Lee University where he served as managing editor of
the school newspaper, he later earned a master’s degree in interactive communications
from Quinnipiac University and has taught journalism, writing and technology
courses at the University of Connecticut at Storrs and at Mitchell College in New
Lee was The Day’s Sunday editor for 12 years before launching Marketplace
magazine and the Times weekly papers that currently circulate in 12 towns with a
circulation of 80,000. During his long and distinguished career in journalism he has
served as editor on almost every section of The Day.
Tom Schuch is a New London native and a graduate of Georgetown University in
Washington, D.C., with a longstanding interest in social justice issues. He retired after
38 years as executive director of a local residential facility for troubled adolescent
males. He has an avid interest in history, particularly John Brown and the Civil War,
but, as a lifelong Sherlock Holmes fan, his area of special interest has become
unknown, hidden, forgotten or suppressed local history, which is what led him to the
story of Frederick Douglass in New London as well as a previous story about the
city's connection to the Green Book used by African Americans more than half a
century ago to navigate Jim Crow America.