5th district Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty was in Danbury Sunday hosting the third annual Black History Month celebration called Standing On The Shoulders of giants. It took place at New Hope Baptist Church. The church was quite full with attendees. Among the black leaders she lauded was Patrick Ridenhour; who recently became chief of the Danbury police. She cited his career journey as an African American leading to the important position he now holds. Esty also discussed how far people of color have come since opera singer Marian Anderson was banned from singing by the Daughters of The American Revolution in Constitution Hall back in 1939. The D.A.R. has made great amends to that over the following years.