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Hartford Changemakers

Black, Latinx, and Indigenous leaders in Hartford History

Ella Little Cromwell

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Ella Little Cromwell (1918- 2006)

Politician, Civic Leader

Cromwell served as treasurer of the Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, and represented Hartford in that committee for 38 years. She was a lifetime member of the NAACP, joining the Hartford branch in 1948. She served as director of the Government State Information Bureau for 25 years, and was an examiner for the Connecticut State Treasurer. She served as co-chair of the Northeast Neighborhood Revitalization Zone and was a community advisor to the Hartford Police Department. She was a founder of the Young Black Democratic Club, and found jobs for local residents in government positions. Queen Ella, as many called her, worked as a professional model and commentator and was active in local theatrical groups. She was a member of the Union Baptist Church.

 

Político, Líder Cívico

Cromwell se desempeñó como tesorera del Comité Central del Estado Democrático de Connecticut y representó a Hartford en ese comité durante 38 años. Fue miembro vitalicio de NAACP, se unió a la sucursal de Hartford en 1948. Se desempeñó como directora de la Oficina de Información del Estado del Gobierno durante 25 años y fue examinadora del Tesorero del Estado de Connecticut. Se desempeñó como copresidenta de la Zona de Revitalización de Vecindarios del Nordeste y fue asesora comunitaria del Departamento de Policía de Hartford. Fue fundadora del Young Black Democratic Club y encontró trabajo para residentes locales en puestos gubernamentales. La Reina Ella, como muchos la llamaban, trabajó como modelo profesional y comentarista y estuvo activa en grupos teatrales locales. Ella era miembro de la Union Baptist Church.


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