Garnet Douglass Baltimore Trail honors RPI’s first African-American graduate

Troy, N.Y. >> Mayor Patrick Madden announced Monday the official dedication of the “Garnet Douglass Baltimore Trail” in recognition of the first African-American engineer and graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1881). The city unveiled a new trail marker during a ceremony at the entrance of the recently-restored walking trail located in the southwest corner of Troy’s historic Prospect Park.

“The City of Troy owes a great deal to Garnet Douglass Baltimore, a remarkable individual whose valuable contributions literally shaped the community in which we live in today,” said Madden. “The designation of this newly-restored hiking trail within Prospect Park—the expansive recreational facility of which he…

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