Honoring Slaves Who Built the U.S. Capitol
Congressional leaders unveiled two plaques honoring African-American slaves who helped build the U.S. Capitol. Historians say those slaves worked 12 hours days, six days a week. The Federal government rented those slaves from local slave owners at a rate of $5 per person per month.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010 at 8:46pm (ET)