Smithsonian Opens Exhibit on Thomas Jefferson and Slavery

History buffs in Washington, D.C. will want to visit the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is opening an exhibit today about slavery at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello plantation.

According to the Washington Post, the building that will house the museum on the National Mall is three years from completion, so the exhibit will be hosted on the second floor of the National American History Museum. americanhistory.si.edu

Entitled “Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty” the exhibit offers a detailed look at how several families—the Hemings, the Grangers, the Hubbards, the Gillettes, the Hens and the Fosettes—lived on Jefferson’s Virginia plantation during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The exhibit will run through October 14.

The National Museum of American History is one of the Smithsonian Institution museums located on The Mall in Washington DC.

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