Wilmot's Story: Civil War to Civil Service | Global Refuge

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Wilmot's Story

Civil War to Civil Service

Before he became the first Black mayor of Helena, Montana, Wilmot Collins was a refugee fleeing from the deadly Liberian Civil War of the 1990s. Here, he shares his inspiring journey from near-starvation and bureaucratic red tape to starting a family and paying it forward in the city he loves.

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