The CAAS Distinguished Lecture will lead into the Saturday, March 28 CAAS day-long symposium Within Our Sites: Legacies and Imperatives of African American Historic Places. The symposium is inspired by the Beman Triangle that is part of our Wesleyan campus and that also stands as one of the nation’s earliest-known African American planned communities. Beman family members were at the forefront of many nineteenth-century religious, educational, social, and political movements and they had strong ties to the communities of color here in Middletown, Colchester, New Haven, Hartford, as well as Boston. We look forward to a day of illuminating presentations and inspiring discussions. We hope to see you in CAAS!