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Celebrating Black History: Todd Grant and Mentionville


Feb. 8 

Todd-Grant and Mentionville

Henry Todd settled in Darien establishing the San Savilla Union Sawmill. Many African Americans lived in a community called Mentionville, named in honor of the Mention family, who worked at the mill. When he died in 1886, he left monies for the establishment of a school for African American children. Professor James Grant implemented Todd's dream in the 1900s by creating the Todd-Grant Industrial School. The Todd-Grant Elementary School stands on the site today.

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