Have students read the following articles about memorials to William Lanson:
- William Lanson Site on the Ct Freedom Trail
- New Haven City Plan Advisory Report
- "King of Colored Race of New Haven Revealed"
While there are a few memorials to Lanson, most school children know nothing about him. Create a slideshow, PowerPoint, or Google presentation, for classroom use that illustrates the contributions of Lanson to Connecticut, especially to the city of New Haven. Indicate the grade level you are targeting. Include a Six Word Memoir to Lanson that highlights Lanson as an entrepreneur and civic activist.