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Slavery Research Conference at Monticello Scheduled

Charlottesville, Va. (AP) - Leaders in academia, preservation and documentary filmmaking will descend on the home of Thomas Jefferson this spring for a 2-day conference on slavery research.

Officials this week announced the planned "Telling the History of Slavery: Scholarship, Museum Interpretation, and the Public" conference. It will be held on Feb. 22 and 23 at Monticello's Robert H. Smith Center at Montalto.

The Daily Progress reports that the gathering will feature four panel discussions and a presentation from historian Philip Morgan of Johns Hopkins University.

Officials say the conference will focus on advancements in slavery research and their impact.

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