George Washington's Slaves
Professor Emeritus Peter Henriques talked about George Washington’s slaves. He used Washington’s extensive records to give… read more
Professor Emeritus Peter Henriques talked about George Washington’s slaves. He used Washington’s extensive records to give a glimpse into the lives and personalities of six individual slaves, Sambo Anderson, Caroline, Charlotte, Hercules, Ona Judge, and Christopher Sheels. Professor Henriques illustrated not only the horrors of slavery, but also that the story is more complicated than generally believed. He also responded to questions from members of the audience.
“'Those Who Labor For Me'” A Closer Look at Some of George Washington’s Enslaved Workers," was a lecture given in recognition of Washington’s Birthday and Black History Month on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. close
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