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10 Things to Know About Alexander Twilight

Vermonters adore Alexander Lucius Twilight (1795-1857) for his great ambition, his notable achievements, and for his “unconquerable will.” He was the first person of African descent to receive a college degree from an American college—Middlebury College in 1823—and to be elected to a state legislature—Vermont’s in 1836. For more… Read More