Precedents For Black Americans In Connecticut

Throughout Connecticut's history, black Americans have been at the forefront of breaking through barriers and achieving unprecedented milestones, including the first black diplomat for the United States and the first black mayor in New England.  We now take a look at some prominent black figures with links to Connecticut.  


You can learn more about the history of black Americans in Connecticut at the websites of the <a href="http://www.ctfreedomtrail.org/">Connecticut Freedom Trail</a> and the <a href="http://www.chs.org/finding_aides/afamcoll/printed.htm">Connecticut Historical Society</a>.
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( Connecticut Historical Society / February 18, 2013 )

Throughout Connecticut's history, black Americans have been at the forefront of breaking through barriers and achieving unprecedented milestones, including the first black diplomat for the United States and the first black mayor in New England. We now take a look at some prominent black figures with links to Connecticut. You can learn more about the history of black Americans in Connecticut at the websites of the Connecticut Freedom Trail and the Connecticut Historical Society.

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