Brattleboro students wish to add names of black Civil War soldiers to memorial – VPR

Some students at the Brattleboro middle school noticed that black soldiers who fought in the Civil War aren’t named on a local monument. They think that should change.

"Priya Kitzmiller was in seventh grade when the Brattleboro Area Middle School social studies class visited the monument last spring. She told her teacher that it wasn’t cool to forget the black soldiers who served. “And right then and there I told him that I wanted to do research on this and be the person that helps it change,” Kitzmiller said in a recent interview. So when school opened up this fall, Kitzmiller said the students started organizing. They contacted the Brattleboro Historical Society, got them on their side, and are now preparing to go before the selectboard.


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