Statue of runaway slave who impacted New Haven unveiled

A new statue that recognizes the life and works of William Lanson was unveiled Saturday in New Haven.

News 12 Staff

Sep 27, 2020, 6:36 PM

Updated 1,366 days ago

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A new statue that recognizes the life and works of William Lanson was unveiled Saturday in New Haven.
Lanson was an 18th century runaway slave who settled in the city.
He worked on several infrastructure projects in the area and helped give opportunities to other people of color.
Artist Dana King created the statue and took part in the ceremony.


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