Honoring the first Ordained African A...

Honoring the first Ordained African American Minister in the United States

"Our first marker ever - we thought we would make a big deal out of having it," said Michelle Jagodzinski of the West Rutland Historical society. "Let us remember that 230 years ago the people of West Rutland opened their hearts to a black preacher and their lives were enriched for doing this forever," said Reverend Bill Whiteman.

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