Posted on February 10, 2023

Connecticut Communities Honor Black History Month With Flag Raisings

News 12, February 7, 2023

The City of Bridgeport honored Black History Month Tuesday morning with a symbol of pride.

Mayor Joe Ganim joined the community and elected officials in raising the Pan-African flag downtown at the Morton Government Center.

The red, black and green flag was created as a marker of freedom and unity amongst the African American community.
It is now a unifying symbol for Black people throughout the diaspora.


Norwalk kicked off its celebration of Black History Month in a new way Tuesday morning. Mayor Harry Rilling invited the community to join him and other local officials for a Pan-African flag-raising ceremony at the Heritage Wall.
The event commemorated the African diaspora and its fight for Black liberation, equity and freedom.