SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Join Springfield Town Library Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. for an online presentation of “The Black Presence at the Battle of Bennington.” Most Vermonters might be surprised that among the 30 men killed at the Battle of Bennington was a black man, Sipp Ives, a member of Seth Warner’s Continental regiment of Green Mountain Boys. And Ives was not the only patriot of African descent who played a role in the fighting and its aftermath.
In this illustrated talk, teacher and author Phil Holland explores military records and early town histories to present a more diverse picture of Vermont’s iconic battle and its Green Mountain Boys than typically depicted. Holland will also reflect on historical memory and how it is preserved and constructed.
This is a Vermont Humanities Council Event hosted by Springfield Town Library contact Tracey at 802-885-3108 with any questions.
Thank you to the town of Springfield for sponsoring this event.