Slave Labor and U.S. Capitol Construction

In the first panel, Rep. Lewis, Senator Lincoln, and other members of the U.S. Capitol Slave Labor Task Force testified about the… read more

In the first panel, Rep. Lewis, Senator Lincoln, and other members of the U.S. Capitol Slave Labor Task Force testified about the important part played by slaves in the construction of the U.S. Capitol 200 years ago. The task force has been studying the topic and reported last week to the House Administration Committee on topics such as the omission of slaves from the history of the building and the development of a fitting memorial. The second panel consisted of historians who talked about the history of slavery and their research into the role of both enslaved and free blacks in building the U.S. Capitol. close

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

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Program ID:
202163-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 12, 2007
Last Aired:
Jul 26, 2010

Airing Details

  • Nov 12, 2007 | 10:03am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 12, 2007 | 4:25pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 13, 2007 | 4:08am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 25, 2010 | 10:42am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 25, 2010 | 11:50am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 25, 2010 | 4:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 25, 2010 | 5:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 25, 2010 | 10:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 25, 2010 | 11:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 26, 2010 | 4:42am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 26, 2010 | 5:50am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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