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Why Did George Washington Have Slaves?
2,676 views • May 24, 2018
Like many men who owned plantations in Virginia during the 1700's, George Washington also owned slaves. But why did the man who fought for the freedom and liberty of all people in the United States own other human beings as property? Brenda Parker, one of Mount Vernon's historical interpreters answers this question.