African Americans in Industry

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Informed action

Have students read the following articles about memorials to William Lanson:

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.