Middlebury College Professor Emeritus William Hart on Alexander Twilight.

On His Own Resources: The Enigmatic Alexander Twilight, 1795–1857

The Old Stone House Museum & Historic Village has partnered with Historic New England for the first in a new series of virtual talks. Please consider joining us for “On His Own Resources: The Enigmatic Alexander Twilight, 1795–1857” with William Hart, Professor Emeritus of History at Middlebury College.

Alexander Lucius Twilight, born in Bradford, Vermont, in 1795, is known as the first Black graduate of an American college (Middlebury College), the first Black state legislator (Vermont State House), and the first Black headmaster of a grammar school in Vermont. In this virtual presentation, Professor Hart discusses the significance of Twilight’s many achievements and examines his complicated racial identity.

Professor Hart taught a broad range of American and Atlantic-World history courses at Middlebury College between 1993 and 2020. He has lectured and published widely on Black Americans and Native Americans during the colonial and Early Republic eras. He is currently writing a biography of Alexander Twilight.

Where: Zoom Video Conferencing Online Webinar

Details (And to Register): https://oldstonehousemuseum.org/on-his-own-resources-the-enigmatic-alexa...

Old Stone House Museum & Historic Village Members can attend for free (Please select that option when registering)

Please call 617-994-6679 for more information or if you have questions

Date: 
February 24, 2021 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

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