Ebenezer D. Bassett, first African-American ambassador to Haiti
Here is a picture of Mr. Ebenezer D. Bassett. He was the first African-American ambassador to Haiti.
Ebenezer D. Bassett, Ambassador to Haiti and an African American, will be paid tribute to during September's Freedom Trail Month at the Grove Street Cemetery.
Bassett broke the color line at Central Connecticut State University, then became principal at Cheney University, the first black university.
Scheduled to speak are New Haven Mayor Toni Harp; Preservation Representative Marian O'Keefe; and CSCU Provost Carl Lovitt. The post-ceremony reception will take place at Jean Pope Park.