Never Caught Professor Erica Armstrong Dunbar talked about her book Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge,… read more

Never Caught Professor Erica Armstrong Dunbar talked about her book Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, in which she recounts the life of Ona Judge, a slave owned by George and Martha Washington, whose escape initiated a manhunt ordered by the first president. In her book, the author reports that Washington was adverse to free his slaves, which, according to Pennsylvania law, was required after six months of residency in the state. Instead, Washington would send his slaves back to Virginia every six months to circumvent the law. Ona Judge remained free until her death in New Hampshire in 1848. close

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  • Douglas Bradburn Founding Director George Washington's Mount Vernon->Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington
  • Erica Armstrong Dunbar Professor University of Delaware->Black American Studies and History

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Never Caught

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Mount Vernon, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 25, 2017 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Apr 14, 2017 | 2:54am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Feb 25, 2017 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 26, 2017 | 10:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 06, 2017 | 4:03am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 13, 2017 | 10:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 14, 2017 | 2:54am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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