Winter Speaker Series: African-Americans in Vermont, 1790-1870 with Jane Williamson
Jane Williamson has been researching and documenting the lives of Black Vermonters for more than a decade. Many of these Vermonters were highly successful and integrated into their communities as church members, parents of schoolchildren, farmers, and homeowners. Their stories have often been overlooked, and Williamson brings to bear a variety of research methods and questions to highlight their contributions to Vermont history.
Williamson was the Executive Director of the Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh for over two decades, and is the author of numerous articles in Vermont History on the subject of the Black experience in Vermont, including “African-Americans in Addison County, 1790-1860,” which began this research in 2010.