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Exhibition - Slavery At Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 9:00am

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202

How could the author of the Declaration of Independence own slaves? How could twenty percent of the population of the new United States, founded on the principles of liberty and equality, be forced to live in bondage? What was life like for enslaved people in the early republic? Who was Sally Hemings? This exhibition uses Monticello as a lens through which to examine these questions.

Exhibition Date: March 12, 2019 – June 22, 2019

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