WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A former, trail-blazing mayor of Hartford has died, a year ago.
Carrie Saxon Perry was the first African-American woman elected to lead a major city in the Northeast. She was the mayor of Hartford from 1987-93.
Our partners at the Hartford Courant reported Perry had a heart attack and died at Waterbury Hospital, last November.
It is unclear why her death went unreported until now. Perry was 87-years-old.