Our next Inside the Vault will feature a 1786 letter from George Washington to John Mercer in which Washington states that he “wishes to see some plan adopted by the Legislature by which slavery in this Country may be abolished by slow, sure, & imperceptible degrees.”
Our curators and guests will analyze the letter and discuss Washington’s struggle with the immorality of slavery and the economic pressures he faced. Our panel includes:
- Darnell Abraham, George Washington in HAMILTON
- Jeanette Providence, Educator at Grant Union High School
- Nancy Hayward, former Director of Educational Outreach at George Washington’s Mount Vernon
You can download and read George Washington’s letter here: gilderlehrman.org/sites/default/files/03705_FPS.pdf
This event is for teachers, students and their families — and everyone with an interest in history!
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