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Slavery At Mount Vernon
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Talking With An Enslaved Housemaid At Mount Vernon

467,596 views March 1, 2018
Caroline Branham was one of George Washington's housemaids at Mount Vernon. Part of Branham's role on the estate was cleaning and maintaining the rooms in the Mansion. She was also the person who first discovered Washington was ill shortly before he passed. In this video, join one of our interpreters (Brenda Parker) as she shares what it was like to be an enslaved worker on George Washington's estate. Learn more about Caroline Branham: Visit our current exhibit on slavery, "Lives Bound Together":
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