Montpelier – home of James Madison – prepares to open comprehensive exhibit on slaveryBreaking News
tags: slavery, The Mere Distinction of Colour
Working in the shadow of Montpelier, kneels Terry Brock, Senior Research Archeologist for the mansion.
Brock is part of a greater effort by Montpelier to tell the story of the slaves who once lived and worked at the mansion.
"Over 100 people were enslaved on this property," Brock said. "So that means that the vast majority of the people who lived and worked here were enslaved African-Americans."
Finding new artifacts almost every minute, Brock and his team have been able to unearth a substantial amount of information on the slaves of Montpelier.
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