Helena, Montana elects its first black mayor

Helena, Montana elects its first black mayor

When he arrived in Helena, Montana in February 1994, Wilmot Collins was wearing layer upon layer of clothing, anticipating the freezing cold temperatures.What he was a little less prepared for was being the only black man in a majority white community. A Liberian refugee, Collins noticed no one else in this rocky city looked like him.On Tuesday, Collins, 54, was elected to lead the community he’s called home for over 20 years.A man who hails from a nation founded by freed slaves from America,...