As winter draws to a close, we would like to highlight some of the important contributions that Councilman Michtom and Councilwoman Hercules have made to the Hartford community this season.
“We preserve the integrity of our ancestors, and we do what others think is impossible when we lead with courage and advocate for change.” – Tiana Hercules
February marks the celebration of Black History Month nationwide, but has a special place here in Hartford. To honor all the historical figures who came from Hartford, our team, with the help of many organizations, created a Trail spanning across Main Street to honor Hartford’s own Black Heroes. The Trail reaches from the Hartford Public Library up through St. Monica’s Episcopal Church, showcasing 19 displays of prominent Black figures such as former mayor Carrie Saxon Perry and professional basketball player Marcus Camby.
Check out our interactive map featuring all of the displays, or take a walk along Main Street to learn more about Hartford’s Black Heroes!
Visit the “In the News” section to read more about coverage surrounding the trail.
Zion St. Mural
Check out these videos courtesy of photographer Joel Cintron recapping the work we did with our mural!
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In the News
Hartford’s Black Heroes Trail:
CT Insider: Black Heroes Trail honors Hartford changemakers
Fire by Forge Restaurant
Part-Time Independent Contractor
Forge City Works Training Program
Become a Licensed Insurance Broker
The Goodwin University Community Manufacturing Training Center
City of Hartford Community Outreach/Grants
Betty Knox Foundation Grants for Small Non Profits
The Betty Knox Foundation gives out up to $2500 grants for small non-profits doing things that benefit Hartford residents. It is a rolling application process, but there are different waves of deadlines, which can be found here.
Vox Church Easter Egg Hunt – April 1, 2023
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