Carrie Saxon Perry
Carrie Saxon Perry was the first black woman to be elected mayor of a major New England city – Hartford, Connecticut – in 1987. She served three terms before being defeated in 1993. She had previously served as a state representative, and was known for her distinctive broad-rimmed hats. Wikipedia*
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Carrie Saxon Perry has two videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1988 House Committee as a Mayor. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1992 with an average of 159 views per program.
D-Hartford Videos: 1