State House to have portrait of first black lawmaker in US - Associated Press

Alexander Twilight was elected to represent the Northeast Kingdom town of Brownington in the 1836 Vermont Legislature. Soon a portrait of the man who was a groundbreaker in many other ways will hang in the Vermont State House.

"Last week marked the 225th birthday of Twilight in Corinth. Earlier this year lawmakers supported a resolution to make his birthday “Alexander Twilight Day.” Twilight graduated from Middlebury College in 1823 and later moved to Brownington to serve as the principal of the Orleans County Grammar School. In 1836 he was elected to represent Brownington in the Legislature."

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  • David Flemming
    published this page in The News 2020-09-29 16:11:45 -0400