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Scope and Content

From the Collection:

The Boyd Hinds Papers reflect a lifelong commitment to civil rights activism in Hartford, Connecticut. This collection contains significant archival materials of Education/Instruccion, a civil rights organization founded in 1970 to work against institutionalized racism in the city of Hartford. Specifically, its members conducted research on discrimination in education, and investigated civil rights abuses in Hartford’s real estate, insurance, and banking industries. The collection includes transcripts and audio tapes from investigations into local market practices such as redlining, and the compliance of Hartford’s realtors with Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, better known as the Fair Housing Act. It also includes documentation used in legal challenges to the discrimination they found, and publicity materials the organization used to educate the public about institutional racism. Boyd Hinds served as a state representative of Hartford’s 8th Assembly District from 1976-1980, and the collection includes documentation from his time in office as well.


  • 1970-1987

Access Restrictions

The records are stored in a restricted area and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.


From the Collection: 20 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Hartford History Center Repository

Hartford History Center
Hartford Public Library
500 Main St
Hartford CT 06103 USA