Gilmore Cabin at Montpelier

The history of the transition from slavery to freedom for African Americans is told at the Gilmore Cabin on the grounds of James… read more

The history of the transition from slavery to freedom for African Americans is told at the Gilmore Cabin on the grounds of James Madison’s Montpelier in Virginia. Born a slave for President Madison in 1810, George Gilmore and his wife Polly raised five children on a small sharecroppers farm after emancipation. Built by George Gilmore and his sons, the cabin is one of only a few existing freedman’s homes left standing in the United States.

In this program, we also visit a reconstructed Jim Crow train station near the cabin, where segregated “white” and “colored” waiting rooms were once the law of Virginia. Our tour guide is Christian Cotz, Montpelier director of visitor engagement. close

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

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Gilmore Cabin at Montpelier

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Location:
Montpelier Station, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
May 6, 2012
Last Aired:
Dec 2, 2012

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  • May 06, 2012 | 7:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 06, 2012 | 7:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 06, 2012 | 10:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 13, 2012 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 01, 2012 | 9:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 02, 2012 | 12:36am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 02, 2012 | 3:39am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 25, 2012 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 25, 2012 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 25, 2012 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 01, 2012 | 3:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 02, 2012 | 2:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
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