West Parish Minister
— Abolitionist and Author —
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Lemuel Haynes was an African American religious leader and antislavery supporter. Stressing interracial benevolence, Haynes’ sermons were distributed internationally, making him one of the first published African Americans. In 1775, he penned the poem “The Battle of Lexington,” recounting the opening skirmish of the American Revolution. In response to the Declaration of Independence, Haynes wrote “Liberty Further
Erected 2018 by Vermont Division for Historical Preservation.
Location. 43° 35.691′ N, 73° 2.321′ W. Marker is near West Rutland, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker is on Pleasant Street, on the left when traveling north. marker is in Pleasant Street Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 52 Pleasant Street, West Rutland VT 05777, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Rutland War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Roll of Honor (approx. half a mile away); Mead's Falls (approx. 1.4 miles away); Center Rutland Depot (approx. 1.6 miles away); Governor Israel Smith (approx. 2.9 miles away); Historic West Street Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Rutland Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Italian American Club of Rutland, Vermont (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Rutland.
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Churches & Religion •
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 95 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 18, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. 5. submitted on May 19, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.