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Use this database to explore Mount Vernon’s enslaved community. Select from the drop-down menus to search by event type, person, skill, location, and more. Click on each result to see the text from the historical  document.


To create this database, a team of Mount Vernon staff and volunteers spent more than two years analyzing Washington’s papers and compiling references to the enslaved people who lived and worked on his plantation. 

Learn more about slavery at Mount Vernon and some of the individuals in the database by visiting "Lives Bound Together" or making an appointment to do research at the Washington Library at Mount Vernon.

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