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Source: Official Philadelphia Tourism Pressroom
Date: September 14, 2010
Byline: gptmcpress

The President's House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation (interviews, b-roll and archival photos)

Within close view of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell Center The President's House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation opens in December 2010. Visitors can see the exposed underground remains of the home where Presidents Washington and Adams lived during their terms. Through interpretive panels videos and a spot for silent reflection the site recognizes the nine enslaved people who served the first president as he led the young country in its pursuit of freedom and equality.

"A new story is unfolding in Historic Philadelphia that touches on the United States' national identity. Archaeologists excavating the land where the President's House Commemorative Site will be erected in 2008 (adjacent to the Liberty Bell Center) have made unexpected discoveries about the former Executive Mansion and the lives of at least nine enslaved Africans who lived there during George Washington's presidency."

 

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