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Hartford Changemakers

Black, Latinx, and Indigenous leaders in Hartford History

Edythe Taylor


C. Edythe Taylor (1897-1969)

First Black Woman Teacher in Hartford Public Schools, Civic Leader

Taylor was the first black woman teacher in the Hartford Public School system. Following her precedent-setting entry into the Hartford schools in the 1920s, she spent 35 years teaching sixth graders at Arsenal School. A charter member of Hartford Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Cicuso Club, she was a board member of the Visiting Nurses Association and served as Hartford Director of Women in Community Services.

Primera maestra negra en las escuelas públicas de Hartford, líder cívico

Taylor fue la primera maestra negra en el sistema de escuelas públicas de Hartford. Después de su entrada en las escuelas de Hartford en la década de 1920, pasó 35 años enseñando a estudiantes de sexto grado en la Escuela Arsenal. Miembro fundador del Capítulo de Alumnas de Hartford de Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. y del Club Cicuso, fue miembro de la junta de la Asociación de Enfermeras Visitantes y se desempeñó como Directora de Mujeres en Servicios Comunitarios de Hartford.

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