Bittinger: The Story Of Nettie Anderson

This week, VPR is presenting a series of stories about Black Women in Vermont History. Today, commentator Cyndy Bittinger writes about Nettie Anderson – the first Black woman to graduate from Middlebury College and the first in the nation to be inducted into the national honor society, Phi Beta Kappa.

Bittinger: Reverend Lemuel Haynes

In observation of Martin Luther King Day, commentator Cyndy Bittinger has the story of an early Vermonter – a Rutland minister who also happened to be the first African American to be ordained by any religious denomination in this country.