Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello
Apr. 9 – Oct. 19, 2014. Thomas Jefferson helped create a new nation based on individual freedom and self-government—yet he remained a slaveholder throughout his life. This powerful exhibition follows the stories of six slave families who lived and worked at Jefferson’s plantation. Explore the story of slavery in early U.S. history while discovering the struggle and the self-determination at the heart of America’s founding. Leave being inspired to discover your own family heritage and history.
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