Parents Are Outraged After Black Girl Is Asked To Portray A Slave During 7th Grade Field Trip

Farmington, Connecticut, parent has filed a human rights complaint against the Hartfordschool system after finding out her African-American daughter was forced to participate in a slavery re-enactment that included the use of racial slurs on a field trip last fall.

According to the CourantSandra Baker said Thursday that her daughter, along with several other classmates at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy, were “terrorized” during what was called a nighttime Underground Railroad exercise at Nature’s Classroom in Charlton, Mass.

Parents were not informed of the re-enactment. Baker learned of what happened from her child, a 12-year-old in seventh grade at the time.