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The President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation

The President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation

In view of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, The President’s House examines the role of slavery in a new nation through illustrated glass panels, timelines and video re-enactments. The open-air site features structural fragments of the home where Presidents Washington and Adams lived during their terms and where nine enslaved people served the first president, plus an area for silent reflection.

Credit: Photo by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: African-American, Historic District, History, Multicultural

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