The first black-American is known to have earned a bachelor’s degree

EPISODE 31

Podcast Notes
  • Introduction to Alexander Twilight
  • His parents
    • father, Ichabod was black or mulatto
    • His mother, Mary’s race, is not certain
  • His education
    • He completed not only the secondary school courses but also the first two years of a college-level curriculum all within six years. Following his graduation from Randolph, he was accepted at Middlebury College where he graduated.
  • Career
    • Twilight was a teacher, preacher
    • He was also the first Black-American elected as a state legislator, serving in the Vermont House of Representatives, and the only Black-American ever elected to a state legislature before the Civil War.
  • More details can be found here
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