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Mount Vernon Place: Stories of Slavery and Emancipation with the Maryland Historical Society

September 08, 2018

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Maryland Historical Society
201 West Monument St
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Overview

Around Mount Vernon Place, memorials in bronze and marble honor slave-holders – George Washington, John Eager Howard, and until recently, Roger B. Taney. No statue recognizes the labor of the enslaved people who worked and lived in the neighborhood’s handsome antebellum houses. The stories of slavery and emancipation on Mount Vernon Place are far from simple, however, including the monument to the Marquis de Lafayette, a hero of the American Revolution who personally urged George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to emancipate their slaves and abolish slavery in the United States.

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  • Black History
  • History
  • Sites & Attractions
  • Special Events
  • Mount Vernon

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