Listening to stories about black history does more than just teach Alex Sucuzhagnay about the hardships people have faced. "Hearing stories about African Americans is so inspiring," Alex said. "It makes me want to learn more about their history."
Alex, 11, and his sister Jirandy, 7, heard those stories as they visited the South End Branch of the Ferguson Library in Stamford for the National African American Read-In. Community leaders such as Inera Palmer, energy coordinator, and Dough Cassell, IT manager and development coordinator for CTE Community Action Agency, read to children ...
UConn-Stamford junior Dieter Tejada had just gotten out of class when he came upon a group of exhibitors on his school’s ground level, just outside the library. He’d been searching for a present for his mom, and the sparkling jewelry handsomely displayed at a front table caught his eye.
“I know she has a lot of blue stuff,” said Tejada, who tried to decide between a pair of short, blue crystal earrings and dangling, clear, drop earrings at the Filigree NYC display. He left, thought about it, and came back about 10 minutes later. He decided on the blue.
Jack Bryant, president of the Stamford NAACP, will be among the speakers at a Black History Month daylong celebration at UConn-Stamford on Wednesday, Feb. 16. The free event will consist of an expo beginning at 10:30 a.m., speakers at 12:30 p.m. and an afternoon reception.
“This event is open to more than just the faculty, staff and students of the university,” said organizer Pamela Williams. “All members of the local community are invited to attend.”
In addition to Bryant, attendees will hear remarks from Stamford Police Officer Jerry Junes and keynote speaker Juanella ...