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Monticello Slavery Oral History Projects to be Revealed

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Most people are more than aware of Thomas Jefferson's story, but what about the slaves that lived and worked on the president's plantation?

Monticello is launching a new website on January 27 to share slaves' stories in a project called, "Getting Word: African American Families of Monticello."

The very same day, the Smithsonian will open an exhibit called "Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty."

Monticello senior historian Cinder Stanton said, "It really sheds light back into the shadows of slavery to learn about what happened to people after Monticello and what their descendants today remember hearing from their elders."

In late February, Monticello also plans to open an outdoor exhibit called, "Landscape of Slavery: Mulberry Row at Monticello."

Reported by Mary Dunleavy

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