Andrew Harris 1814-1841 Historical

Andrew Harris 1814-1841 Historical (HM1UCL)

Location: Burlington, VT 05401 Chittenden County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 28.512', W 73° 11.971'

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First African American Graduate of the University of Vermont, 1838

—Abolitionist & Advocate of Black Equality —

"We consider it criminal in the sight of God and man, longersilently to submit to our indignities, or suffer them to betransmitted to posterity."
Andrew Harris was one of the first African Americans to earn a college degree. The antislavery journal Liberator stated he was "probably the most educated colored man in our country." He was a featured speaker at the 1839 meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Society. Harris was one of the founders of the American & Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, a delegate to the first convention of the Liberty Party, and pastor of the 2nd African Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. He died at age 27.
Year Placed2015
Placed ByVermont Division of Historic Preservation
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Date Added Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 643195 N 4926231
Decimal Degrees44.47520000, -73.19951667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 28.512', W 73° 11.971'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 28' 30.72" N, 73° 11' 58.26" W
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Area Code(s)802
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 184 S Prospect St, Burlington VT 05401, US
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