Conversations at the Washington Library

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Mount Vernon hosts numerous programs every year welcoming individuals who share our dedication to generating and disseminating knowledge about early American history This series is an opportunity to go behindthescenes and explore the indepth work done to build a more complete understanding of the past

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Title: Forging a Founding Partnership with Edward J. Larson

Returning to Lives Bound Together on Juneteenth with Jessie McLeod

June 18th, 2020

This Friday marks the anniversary of Juneteenth, the holiday that commemorates the moment on June 19, 1865 when enslaved people in Galveston, Texas learned… Go to Episode

Returning to Lives Bound Together on Juneteenth with Jessie MacLeod

June 18th, 2020

This Friday marks the anniversary of Juneteenth, the holiday that commemorates the moment on June 19, 1865 when enslaved people in Galveston, Texas learned… Go to Episode

Ending Washington's Life with Jonathan Horn

June 11th, 2020

In March 1797, newly-inaugurated president John Adams thought he detected a glint of joy in George Washington’s eyes as the aging Virginian stepped… Go to Episode

(Repeat) Finding Ona Judge's Voice with Sheila Arnold

June 4th, 2020

Note: This episode originally aired on January 30, 2020. In May 1796, Ona Judge, Martha Washington’s enslaved maidservant, freed herself by walking… Go to Episode