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Why Did George Washington Have Slaves?

Slavery At Mount Vernon
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George Washington's Enslaved Valet: William Lee

81,064 views February 8, 2019
For two decades, William Lee was by George Washington's side and forged a close relationship with him. He was with Washington throughout every moment of the Revolutionary War, and till his death. It is thought that Washington's relationship with Lee altered his view on slavery as he grew older. In this video, one of our character interpreters Brenda Parker shares the story of William Lee, one of the many enslaved workers at Mount Vernon. Learn more: www.mountvernon.org/slavery
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