West Hartford is mostly white, while Bloomfield is largely Black; how that came to be tells the story of racism and segregation in American suburbs

In this 1971 archive photo, the then-Chamber of Commerce president Raymond McMahon and Bloomfield Mayor Edward J. Stockton hold up a greeting sign planned to be put up at the town entrance. Bloomfield residents were celebrating their ‘All-American City’ award. (Hartford Times Collection, Hartford History Center, Hartford Public Library)

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