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Thomas Jefferson Slaves

5 Historic Icons Who Had A Reputation For Being Racist

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 03.27.2014 | Black Voices

There are certain historic figures who we've idolized, placing them on the highest of pedestals in our minds and in our hearts. Their memories evoke a...

Did Virginia Law Prevent Thomas Jefferson From Freeing His Slaves?

Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D. | Posted 08.06.2012 | Religion
Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.

Nearly two centuries after his death, Thomas Jefferson continues to be the subject of competing claims about his public policy and his private beliefs. Public discussion has heightened lately due to the publication of evangelical writer David Barton's new book.

New Exhibit Explores Thomas Jefferson's Slave Ownership

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 01.25.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Thomas Jefferson wrote "all men are created equal" to declare U.S. independence from Britain, yet he was also a lifelong slave owner who...

New Smithsonian Exhibit Explores Jefferson's Slave Ownership

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 03.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — Thomas Jefferson wrote "all men are created equal" to declare U.S. independence from Britain, yet he was also a lifelong slave owne...

Monticello's New Slave Oral History Project

AP | ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON | Posted 02.26.2012 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. — When Thomas Jefferson died, scores of slaves were sold from his Monticello plantation to settle his debts. Peter Fossett, 11, wa...

Thomas Jefferson's Slaves To Feature In Touchy Smithsonian Show

AP | Posted 11.01.2011 | Arts

WASHINGTON -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is planning an exhibit with Thomas Jefferson's Monticello to e...