In their commemoration of Stephen Douglass and Alexander Twilight, Middlebury College might also honor Martin Freeman.
Not enough people know that famed abolitionist, orator, journalist and founder of the U.S. Civil Rights movement Frederick Douglass brought his anti-slavery message to Middlebury during the summer of 1843.
Middlebury artist Katie Runde worked on a life-size portrait of 19th century educator, minister and lawmaker Alexander Twilight for more than a year to make it just right for display in the seat of Vermont government.
Where was the representation? It’s too bad that the Friends of the Vermont State House didn’t choose a Black artist to create the portrait of Alexander Twilight. Ann Watson New Haven
The Vermont Statehouse is filled with framed portraits of governors, historic military figures and — let’s just say it — old white men. Addison County Sen. Ruth Hardy stepped up in January 2020 and introduced legislation to help diversify this collection … (read more)