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Q&A with author Kenneth C. Davis on slavery, America’s “great contradiction”

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Book cover of “In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives” by Kenneth C. Davis   Editor’s…read more

At George Washington’s Mount Vernon, remembering the enslaved people who built America

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Presidents Day is observed on George Washington’s birthday, Feb. 18th. In this NewsHour lesson plan, a tour guide at Washington’s Mount Vernon estate, who is also a distant relation of an enslaved person at the Virginia estate, offers his perspective about American history, slavery and the founding fathers. Continue reading

Revealing the painful last moments of George Washington

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A series of historical documents sheds light on the final moments of George Washington, whose cause of death has been a mystery for hundreds of years. Continue reading

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