In 1823, Alexander Twilight became the first African American to earn a bachelor's degree from an American college or university, Middlebury College. He attend Middlebury College from 1821 until his graduation in 1823. A true Renaissance Man, Mr. Twilight was a minister, educator, and politician. In 1836, he was the first African American elected to public office as a state legislator, serving in the Vermont General Assembly.
Today, The Urban Politico salutes Alexander Twilight, the first African American baccalaureate and legislator.