Slave Labor and U.S. Capitol Construction

Many slaves helped build the U.S. Capitol, including Philip Reid, who supervised the casting of the bronze statue which stands on the… read more

Many slaves helped build the U.S. Capitol, including Philip Reid, who supervised the casting of the bronze statue which stands on the Capitol dome. Recently, House and Senate leaders reflected on the contributions of these slaves at a ceremony dedicating a marker in their honor in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner and Democratic Congressman John Lewis of Georgia are among the members of Congress who spoke.

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Slave Labor and U.S. Capitol Construction

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Program ID:
304629-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 18, 2012
Last Aired:
Mar 25, 2012

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  • Mar 18, 2012 | 9:33am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 18, 2012 | 8:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 18, 2012 | 11:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 24, 2012 | 4:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 25, 2012 | 3:32am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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