New Exhibition: Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty

Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, in Charlottesville, Virginia (October, 2005). Wikicommons. Photographer: Matt Kozlowski

Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty
National Museum of American History, Washington DC
27 January 2012 – 14 October 2012

On 27 January 2012, an important exhibition on the history of slavery on Thomas Jefferson’s former Virginian plantation Monticello, will be opening at the National Museum of American History in Washington DC. A partnership project between Monticello and the new National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), this exhibition will showcase artefacts from excavation at the plantation, and explore evidence from the lives of six enslaved families who lived alongside the former president and his family. For more in visit the NMAAHC Website.

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