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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

The names of the nine enslaved individuals held by President George Washington at the first Executive Mansion are etched on the east side of The President’s House. This and other features—illustrated glass panels, timelines, video re-enactments and structural fragments—of the open-air site help people examine the role of slavery in a new and free nation.

Credit: Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: African-American, Historic District, History, Multicultural, Museums & Attractions

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