Show: I Aint No Three-Fifths of a Person

Episode: I Ain't No Three-Fifths of a Person: Slavery and the Constitution

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Episode Description:

How did the ideas and vision which formed a new nation impact the enslaved community? "I Ain’t No Three Fifths of a Person: Slavery and the Constitution" explores the reactions and perspectives of key members of the Mount Vernon and Monticello enslaved communities to major events during the founding of our nation.

Through dramatic reenactments students will hear the views of Billy Lee, who served as General Washington’s manservant throughout the Revolutionary War; understand the concerns of Caroline Branham and Oney Judge, who worked under Mrs. Washington’s supervision in the mansion; meet Christopher Sheels, who served as General Washington’s manservant after Billy Lee; and discover the ideas of Bob Hemmings, manservant to Thomas Jefferson.

To provide a broader historical context, the human point of view presented by the enslaved men and women in the dramatic scenes is interwoven with interviews from prominent historians and comments from the actor/historical interpreters themselves.

This program was produced as part of a partnership series with George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens. Funding for the partnership is provided by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

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File Name of SD Episode: 001 I Aint No Three Fifths .mpg

Total SD Episode Video Runtime (hh:mm:ss): 00:35:39

File Size of SD Episode Video: 2,578,343,940 Bytes

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Date SD Episode Video Uploaded: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 12:32

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