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Another first for Ebenezer Bassett

In 1853, Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett became the first African American student to graduate from CCSU, then known as the New Britain Normal School. He went on to become a well-respected educator, a prominent leader in the abolitionist movement, and the country’s first African American Diplomatic Minister/Ambassador to...

By Amy J. Barry

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