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Learning About UVM'S First African-American Graduate

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The grades of Andrew Harris can be seen at the bottom of this exam record from UVM

In the early 1800s, African-American college graduates were quite rare. Most people in Vermont think of Middlebury’s Alexander Twilight.

But very few know the story of UVM’s first black graduate – Andrew Harris.

UVM History Professor Kevin Thornton talked with Vermont Edition about Harris.