STATE HISTORIC MARKER CELEBRATION FOR ABIJAH & LUCY TERRY PRINCE

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Date(s) - 10/19/2021
11:00 am - 11:30 am

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Guilford Welcome Center

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The Brattleboro Words Trail is collaborating with community partners to host an official dedication of the much-deserved state historic marker recognizing the achievements of Lucy Terry Prince, considered the nation’s first African American poet, and her husband Abijah Prince. The Princes were early Black landowners in Guilford and Sunderland Vermont in the mid 1700’s, and eloquent advocates for civil rights.

The event is co-hosted by the Brattleboro Words Trail, the Town of Guilford, and Guilford Historical Society. A drummer and special speakers will commemorate the placement of the marker at the Guilford Welcome Center (Exit 1 on I91) Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 11:00 to 11:30 am.

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