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by Robin Lloyd of Green Valley Media
Vermont's Constitution was the first in the country to abolish slavery, and many Vermonters assisted runaway slaves throughout the pre-Civil War period.
This video examines the meaning and images of a mural on Vermont's Underground Railroad created for Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vermont.
Muralist Sam Kerson describes the mural's eight panels, which depict plantation life, historical figures active in the freedom movement, and infamous moments in Vermont's anti-slavery history.