Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021 5:00p -
141 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114
History, Lectures & Conferences, Virtual & Streaming
Alexander Twilight, a racially ambiguous man born in Bradford, Vermont, in 1795, is known as the first Black graduate of an American college (Middlebury College), the first Black state legislator (Vermont), and the first Black headmaster of a grammar school in Vermont. In this online presentation, Bill Hart, Professor Emeritus of History at Middlebury College, discusses the significance of Twilight’s many achievements and examines his complicated racial identity.
Professor Hart taught a broad range of American and Atlantic-World history courses at Middlebury College between 1993 and 2020. He has lectured and published widely on Black Americans and Native Americans during the colonial and Early Republic eras. He is currently writing a biography of Alexander Twilight.
This event is in partnership with the Old Stone House Museum and Historic Village, Brownington, Vermont.
This is an online program. A link for the program will be included in the order confirmation.