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1795, Sep 231857, Jun 19
an American educator, minister and politician. He is the first mixed White and African-American known to have earned a bachelor's degree from an American college or university, graduating from Middlebury College in 1823. He was licensed as a Congregational preacher and worked in education and ministry all his career. In 1829 Twilight became principal of the Orleans County Grammar School. There he designed and built Athenian Hall, the first granite public building in the state. In 1836 he was the first African-American elected as a state legislator, serving in the Vermont General Assembly; he was also the only African-American ever elected to a state legislature before the Civil War.
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09/09/1817-Alexander Twilight, probably first black to graduate from U.S. college, receives BA degree at Middlebury College 
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