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Rutland in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Martin Henry Freeman

1826-1889

 
 
Martin Henry Freeman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 12, 2014
1. Martin Henry Freeman Marker
Inscription.
Martin Freeman, born in Rutland, became the first black college president in the United States and was a member of the second East Parish Congregational Church which stood on this site. He was prepared by Pastor William Mitchell for Middlebury College, graduating in 1849 as salutatorian. In 1850 Freeman was appointed professor at Allegheny Institute (later Avery College) near Pittsburgh, PA. Here he gained renown in the fields of science and mathematics. In 1856 Freeman advanced to the office of college president, the first black in the country to achieve this position. Freeman became active in the American emigration movement and moved his family to Africa in 1864. For many years he was professor at Liberia College and became its president shortly before his death in 1889.
 
Erected 1998 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 43° 36.708′ N, 72° 58.361′ W. Marker is in Rutland, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker is on North Main Street (U.S. 7) 0.1 miles north of Woodstock Avenue (U.S. 4), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located next to the TD Bank North parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 46 North Main Street, Rutland VT 05701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Wideview of Martin Henry Freeman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 12, 2014
2. Wideview of Martin Henry Freeman Marker
8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old State House (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Deere (approx. 0.2 miles away); Julia C.R. Dorr (approx. 0.3 miles away); Italian American Club of Rutland, Vermont (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Schmitt (approx. 1.1 miles away); Center Rutland Depot (approx. 1.9 miles away); Mead's Falls (approx. 2.2 miles away); Brown Bridge (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rutland.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia - Martin Henry Freeman. (Submitted on October 14, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 24, 2016.
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