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Who was the first known black to graduate from an American college?

  • By 1860 only about twenty-eight blacks had received baccalaureate degrees from American colleges.
  • He later taught.
  • He went on to become one of the first blacks elected to a state legislature.
  • He received a bachelor's degree from Middlebury College in Vermont.

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