Did you know Montpelier High School is in the National News because they're raising the "Black Lives Matter" flag for the month of February. Our Student Council has discussed this and we're wondering what you think... should we support the students in Montpelier, and all African Americans, by raising the flag here at NES for the month of February?
1777 - State of Vermont, an independent Republic after the American revolution, becomes first sovereign state to abolish slavery.
1807 - Britain passes Abolition of the Slave Trade Act, outlawing British Atlantic slave trade. 1811 - Spain abolished slavery
1833 - Britain passes Abolition of Slavery Act 1862 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed emancipation of slaves went into effect on January 1, 1863; 13th Amendment of U.S. Constitution follows in 1865 banning slavery.