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Rockwell and civil rights presented in Colebrook

Thomas Daly, curator of education for the Norman Rockwell Museum, spoke at the Community Center at Colebrook Town Hall on Friday, July 11. Photo by Ryan Callinan

The Community Center in Town Hall was packed on the night of Friday, July 11, as the Colebrook Historical Society hosted their first Friday Evening Gathering of the year.

In celebration and recognition of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Thomas Daly, curator of education for the Norman Rockwell Museum, was invited to discuss Rockwell’s life and art, specifically his role in the Civil Rights Movement.

As Daly pointed out, Rockwell came from very humble means, including a childhood that had periods of moving from boarding house to boarding house.

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