Washington and Slavery

Ms. Thompson talked about George Washington as a slave owner. She said that he was known for implementing changes in crops and… read more

Ms. Thompson talked about George Washington as a slave owner. She said that he was known for implementing changes in crops and techniques which would have challenged slaves. She also said that Washington altered his views on slavery during the revolution and that he had several discussions with abolitionists. He felt that emancipation, however, was a matter for the legislature although he freed his personal slaves upon his death. close

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  • Mary Thompson Curator George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum, & Gardens

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Washington and Slavery

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Program ID:
121929-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 19, 1999
Last Aired:
Nov 22, 1999

Airing Details

  • Mar 19, 1999 | 12:33pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 19, 1999 | 10:52pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 10, 1999 | 2:40am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 22, 1999 | 1:21pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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