A new portrait for The University of Vermont's Memorial Lounge of
distinguished alumnus George Washington Henderson will be unveiled on
Friday, February 6, 1998, at 2:30 P.M. A reception will follow.

The portrait is by University of Vermont artist Delores Sandoval,
associate professor of education in the College of Education and
Social Services.

George Washington Henderson graduated from UVM in the Class of 1877.
A brother of Delta Psi Fraternity, he was the first African-American
in the U.S. to be elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He served as a teacher
and principal in Jericho, Craftsbury, and Newport in Vermont, and
went on to pursue a career in higher education as a professor of
theology and the classics at Straight, Fisk, and Wilberforce
universities. Among his writings is _Memorial Against Lynching_ (New
Orleans, 1894).

Event sponsor Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Vermont at Burlington, is
celebrating its sesquicentennial (1848--1998). Cosponsors of the
event include: Office of the President, College of Arts & Sciences,
ALANA Studies Program, Office of Affirmative Action, ALANA Coalition,
Women's Studies Program, Executive Officer for Cultural Pluralism,
College of Education and Social Services, Center for Cultural
Pluralism, Center for Research on Vermont, Departments of Classics,
History, Religion, Special Collections, and Bailey/Howe Library.


Kristin Peterson-Ishaq
Center for Research on Vermont
University of Vermont
Nolin House, 589 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05401-3439
Telephone: 802-656-4389
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