Robert L. Walsh was raised in Swampscott, Massachusetts.
He received his bachelor of arts degree from Colgate
University in 1955 and his master’s degree in education
from the University of Vermont in 1979. He taught
African American history at South Burlington High
School, South Burlington, Vermont from1980-1995.
Prior to entering the teaching profession, Mr. Walsh
completed a career in the United States Marine Corps, retiring with the
rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He served as a member of the Vermont House
of Representatives from 1983-1989.He was a member of the adjunct faculty
at the University of Vermont from 2001 – 2007 and resides in South
Burlington, Vermont. Mr. Walsh is the author of Through White Eyes; Color
and Racism in Vermont and the co-author of The Other America: The African