Constitutional Amendment Would Remove Caveats To Vermont's Slavery Ban

Feb 14, 2019

It's often repeated that Vermont's was the first state constitution to outlaw slavery, but the language of the document may actually have some caveats. Sponsors of a constitutional amendment want to change the language to make the ban absolute. We're talking about the history and the proposal.

We're joined by Chittenden County Sen. Debbie Ingram, lead sponsor of the amendment.

Also by Mark Hughes, executive director of Justice For All, and Civil War historian Howard  Coffin.

Broadcast on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.