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Monticello: The Legacy of Slavery Exhibit at the African American Museum


Monticello: The Legacy of Slavery uses Jefferson’s Monticello to explore the dilemma of slavery and the lives of enslaved families and their descendants. Thomas Jefferson’s iconic words in the Declaration of Independence—“all men are created equal”—inaugurated a new nation defined by principles of freedom and self-government, while a fifth of the population remained …

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