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Marker to be dedicated for 1st ordained black US minister

Aug. 25, 2018 1:07 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A historical marker commemorating the life and work of the first ordained black minister in the United States will be dedicated next month in Vermont. Reverend Lemuel Haynes was pastor for Rutland's West Parish Congregational Church in West Rutland for 30 years from 1788 to 1818. Haynes...