Racial Justice Team Walking Tour

Date(s) - 08/28/21
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Racial Justice Team invites you to Hinesburg to learn about the Black Farmers of 1790-1890:

Saturday, August 28, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Spaces are limited: Register with Linda Cooper – Please check the eNews or Realm calendar for details.

Leave from the FUUSB parking lot at 9:45 a.m. to carpool, or meet the group by the Black Settlers Historic Marker on Lincoln Hill Road in Hinesburg. Carpools are at your discretion; please wear a mask if sharing a car with others. Bring snacks and water for yourself.

From 1795 to 1865 an African American farming community thrived on Lincoln Hill in what we now know as Hinesburg. We will go for a walk (on a road, not through the woods) with historian Elise Guyette to see where the farms were, learn what their lives in Hinesburg were like, and see some of the remnants of the cemetery. Click here for more information!

FUUSB will pay for our speaker – Linda will pass a hat to reimburse FUUSB.

Elise Guyette is author of Discovering Black Vermont: African American Farmers in Hinesburg, 1790-1890, University of Vermont Press, 2010.