Middlebury College professor William Hart speaks about the life of Alexander Twilight after the unveiling of Twilight’s portrait at the State House Thursday, May 5. At right is Gov. Phil Scott.


The Vermont Statehouse recently unveiled a portrait of Alexander Twilight, Class of 1823, the first person of African descent to serve in a state legislature and to graduate from a U.S. college. His is the first (and only) portrait of a person of color to hang in the statehouse.

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Source: The Montpelier Bridge

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