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End of Dixwell Tour

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 newhavenwalkingtours@gmail.com

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!

A Peoples' History of Dixwell
  1. Dixwell Tour Intro
  2. Hillhouse High School
  3. Directions to Monterey Jazz Club
  4. Monterey Jazz Club
  5. Directions to Hannah Gray Home
  6. Hannah Gray Home
  7. Directions to John Daniels Place
  8. John Daniels Place
  9. Directions to Goffe Street School
  10. Goffe Street School
  11. Directions to Negro YMCA
  12. Negro YMCA
  13. Directions to Masonic Temple
  14. Masonic Temple
  15. Directions to Q House
  16. Q House
  17. Directions to Bristol Street
  18. Bristol Street
  19. Directions to Grove Street Cemetery
  20. Grove Street Cemetery
  21. Directions to Attempt to Make an HBCU in New Haven
  22. Attempt to Create HBCU in New Haven
  23. Directions to Yale Law School
  24. Jane Matilda Bolin and Pauli Murray
  25. Directions to Grace Hopper College
  26. College Renamed
  27. Directions Back to Hillhouse High School
  28. End of Dixwell Tour