Explore the experiences of four individuals at Mount Vernon on Manumission Day—January 1, 1801—when Martha Washington freed her late husband’s slaves.

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Explore the experiences of four individuals at Mount Vernon on Manumission Day—January 1, 1801—when Martha Washington freed her late husband’s slaves.

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Freedom for Some

June 19th marks the anniversary of the 1865 Emancipation of enslaved persons in the United States.

To observe this occasion, Brenda Parker, Mount Vernon Character Interpreter, presents a narrative reflecting the experiences of four of those freed after George Washington’s death. Told through story and song, Freedom Skies uses the gospel hymn I’ll Fly Away to bind together the stories of Frank and Lucy Lee, Caroline Branham, and Sambo Anderson on Manumission Day—January 1, 1801—when Martha Washington freed her late husband’s slaves

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