African Americans

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History was made at the State Capitol Monday as the Senate elected its first woman, and African-American woman, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, as its leader to head the chamber in January.

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Black students are more likely to go to college if they have at least one black teacher in elementary school. That’s one of the findings in a new study from researchers at several schools, including the University of Connecticut.

Two residents of Stamford, Connecticut, want to make their city the home of a museum dedicated to black World World II veterans. The Museum of Black WWII History would be the only one of its kind in the country.

Mabel Jorgensen is a lifelong resident of Stamford. She frequently visits the Stamford Government Center, and one day, she noticed a monument for residents who fought in World War II. But one important name was missing.