Black Historian at Columbia University Stopped in Vermont and Told to Leave State

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Christopher L. Brown, an African American professor of history at Columbia University in New York City, left campus in March when the university transitioned to online learning for the remainder of the semester. He went to a family home in Vermont. On Friday May 8, Professor Brown, who drives a car with New York State license plates, was in his car in Hartford, Vermont, with his 11-year-old son. According to a report from the Vermont State Police, he was flagged down by occupants of two vehicles. Professor Brown, thinking someone needed assistance, stopped and spoke with a White occupant of on...

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