Montpelier and James Madison

Michael Quinn spoke live from the front porch of Montpelier, the home of James Madison in Orange, Virginia. He talked about the legacy… read more

Michael Quinn spoke live from the front porch of Montpelier, the home of James Madison in Orange, Virginia. He talked about the legacy and contributions made by the fourth president, his estate, and the current renovations being done at Montpelier. 

Rebecca Gilmore Coleman spoke about her great-grandfather, George Gilmore, who was a slave on the estate and the use of slave labor at Montpelier. Descendants of slaves that worked on the Montpelier estate were attending a reunion there. Also shown was a cabin that George Gilmore built on adjacent property that he purchased from the Madison family upon emancipation. Ms. Coleman donated the cabin to Montpelier and it is now part of the estate. The guests responded to telephone calls. close

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 8, 2007
Last Aired:
Jun 9, 2007

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  • Jun 08, 2007 | 8:06am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 08, 2007 | 2:09pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 08, 2007 | 9:22pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 09, 2007 | 1:38am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 09, 2007 | 12:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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