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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George Washington's Slaves

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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
May 15, 2011
Last Aired:
May 22, 2011

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  • May 15, 2011 | 9:15am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 15, 2011 | 8:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 15, 2011 | 11:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 21, 2011 | 4:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 22, 2011 | 3:13am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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