Show: Hear My Story--The Enslaved Community at Mount Vernon

Episode: Hear My Story: The Enslaved Community at Mount Vernon

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Episode Description:

Historical interpreters from "I Ain't No Three Fifths of a Person" join host Kate Sullivan for a discussion on our Nation’s founding period from the point of view of the enslaved community. The panel discussion and audience questions explore a variety of topics including the nature of relationships between certain slaves and their masters; the hierarchy within the enslaved community; how the enslaved received and passed on information; the realities of running away; abolition; manumission; and freedom.

The panelists are Billy Lee, who served as General Washington’s manservant throughout the Revolutionary War; Caroline Branham and Oney Judd, who worked under Mrs. Washington’s supervision in the mansion; Christopher Sheels, the General’s manservant in Washington’s later years; and Bob Hemings, manservant to Thomas Jefferson.

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Total SD Episode Video Runtime (hh:mm:ss): 00:42:36

File Size of SD Episode Video: 2,863,622,148 Bytes

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Date SD Episode Video Uploaded: Monday, February 13, 2017 - 14:38

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