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Norwalk’s Bethel AME Church honors Connecticut’s Black resistance pioneers

It honored Black History Month and highlighted the contributions Black Americans have made to the City of Norwalk and across Connecticut.

Robyn Karashik

Feb 17, 2024, 11:10 PM

Updated 150 days ago

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Norwalk officials and the Bethel AME Church gathered on Saturday for a Black Resistance event and open discussion.
It honored Black History Month and highlighted the contributions Black Americans have made to the City of Norwalk and across Connecticut.
The program showcased important moments in history and celebrated African American culture.
“Everybody talks about the Rosa Parks’, the Martin Luther King’s, the Malcolm X’s, but today I’m going to actually give the people in the crowd Black history as it pertains to Connecticut, to pioneers of Connecticut,” said State Rep. Kadeem Roberts of the 137th district of Norwalk.
Roberts said he hopes to expand the program further next year.


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