In this installment of This Place in History, Vermont Historical Society Executive Director Steve Perkins takes a look at the eventful life of Jeffrey Brace, a man who was kidnapped from Africa as a teenager and enslaved on a ship, fought in the French and Indian War, American Revolution, and eventually settled in Poultney, Vermont. He got married, dealt with troublesome neighbors, and wrote a memoir of his life before his death in 1827.
- Read more about Jeffrey Brace in the Vermont History Explorer
- Read more about Jeffrey Brace from the Poultney Historical Society
- Read Jeffrey Brace's memoir, Blind African Slave.
This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 (www.mychamplainvalley.com) and the Vermont Historical Society.