Thank you for joining us for this Dixwell walking tour. We hope that you’ve enjoyed learning about some of the local spots that only begin to tell New Haven’s African American and Latinx history. This is proof of the important influence that Black and Latinx people have on New Haven history and history in general, though too often ignored in history classes.
We also hope that you’ve noticed the intersection between Yale and New Haven, and the ways that local African American and Latinx people have contributed a great deal to what Yale is today, they have contributed to Yale’s history and have made history at Yale University. From Successful Black women who are some “Firsts” in Black History to New Haven leaders also being teachers there, to dishwashers causing Yale administration to take a look at the racism that was literally constructed in their institution and change it- Yes, Yale is a paramount institution in New Haven, but Black and Latinx people are paramount to Yale’s old and in modern day history.
Finally, we hope that you notice, with sites on this tour spanning hundreds of years, from the 1700s to the 2010s, that history never stops being made. What history is being made today, right now, around us?
Thank you, and that concludes our tour. Make sure to check out our audio tour of the Hill, and our African American, Latinx, and Indigenous history map, which includes many more sites, and which can be found at the tinyurl: newhavenafamandlatinxhistory. Also, please feel free to reach out to share your experiences with this walking tour, ask questions, or offer suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, if you would like to help sustain this tour and our tour of the Hill, keeping it free and accessible to all for years to come, please consider donating to our GoFundMe - gf.me/u/x278xa - thanks!