Tag Archives: Vermont History

VPR News: VT Edition: Sherwood Smith & Shirley Boyd Hill on racism in Vermont

VPR News: VT Edition: Sherwood Smith & Shirley Boyd Hill on racism in Vermont.

Hearing from Shirley Boyd-Hill & Sherwood Smith, in 2008, is very informative.  Great way to hear how some people are starting the conversation.  Now that its 2011 are we still having the same conversation?  Do we still hear the same fears and responses that callers presented then?  If yes, how do we move forward?  What have you found helpful in having conversations about race and racism?

Vermont’s little-known African-American settlers – WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-

Vermont’s little-known African-American settlers – WCAX.com

Check out this story about Early African American settlers in Hinesburg, VT.  Folks who fought in the War of 1812, raised sheeps and cows, and sold their goods in Hinesburg Village!  How do we share the rich history of Vermont with our students?  How do we access stories that are often left out, forgotten, or silenced?

African-American History in Vermont

Check out an interview on Vermont Public Radio with author Elise Guyette today at Noon & 7:00 pm.  She will discuss  her new book “Discovering Black Vermont: African-American Farmers in Hinesburgh, 1790-1890.”

For some background on the book read Mark Bushnell’s (of The Times Argus) article.  “Long-ago black community adds to the history of Vermont”.