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History is Here: Episode 15, Race Relations in Wilton: The Human Values at Stake
Since the town’s earliest colonial days, African Americans have accounted for only a small percentage of Wilton’s population. Several intentional placed obstacles made it difficult or even impossible for minority families to purchase a home, and their impact can still be felt today. At the same time, many individuals recognized the injustices and worked toward solutions to create a more diverse and inclusive community. This episode of History is Here discusses the history of race relations in Wilton and the legacy it has left on the town.