Martin Henry Freeman

Location: Rutland
Tag(s): Abolition
Historical Category: African-American History
Video Date: 09/26/19

Martin Henry Freeman was an African American man who was born and lived in Rutland, Vermont in the mid-19th century. He was well-educated, a famed Abolitionist, and the first African-American president of a college in the United States. He belonged to a school of thought that believed freed slaves should return to Africa and resettle.

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

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