Mary Twilight (#2 in the roots of Roots of Greatness) might refer to ¬†Alexander Twilight’s (1795-1857) mother. Alexander Twilight was the first African-American college graduate in the U.S., graduating from Middlebury College in 1823. He also was the first African American to serve in a U.S. state legislature.

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I’ll continue searching to learn more about Mary Twilight…

 

This post is part of the Roots of Greatness series inspired by Letitia Lee’s painting of that name.

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