Alexander Twilight

Location: Brownington
Tag(s): Education
Historical Category: African-American History
Video Date: 02/09/17

Alexander Twilight became the first African American graduate of an American college when graduated Middlebury College in 1823. He was principal of Orleans County Grammar School as well as architect of school buildings. Elected to the Vermont legislature in 1836 he became the first African American in the U.S. to hold such a position.

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 ( and the Vermont Historical Society.

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