The enslaved community at George Washington’s Mount Vernon developed over many years, starting with 10 people when Washington was 11 years old, and growing to over 300 at the end of his life. This lecture, presented by Mary Thompson, a Research Historian with The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, explores the large number of individuals who were forced into slavery through inheritance, marriage, acquisition, estate sales’ purchase, rented from neighbors, born at Mount Vernon and purchased from slave ships. Lecture is $50 per person and includes reception with wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Pre-registration preferred.
Brought To You By:Maryland Historical Society
Thursday, February 6, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM