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Democratic 2020 candidates debate reparations

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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

How Monticello’s exhibit on Sally Hemings deepens our understanding of U.S. history

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Share the story of Sally Hemings with your students and Monticello’s latest efforts to set the historical record straight. Continue reading

James Madison’s Montpelier tells the stories of the enslaved people who lived there

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Montpelier, the home of James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, recently opened a new permanent exhibit at the Virginia estate to inform visitors about Madison’s slaves and the lives they led. Continue reading

Harriet Tubman’s home designated as National Park

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The National Park Service recently made Harriet Tubman’s home in Auburn, New York a national park, celebrating the later chapters of her life. Continue reading

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