NEWS: Slave Quarters Rebuilt at Madison’s Montpelier – ABC News

via ABC News:

“The homes of slaves who toiled on President James Madison’s estate in Virginia are being rebuilt for the first time.

“Crews at Montpelier, the mansion in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, are excavating and reconstructing six structures on what’s called the South Yard, where domestic slaves lived and worked.

“The slave quarters were cleared away more than 150 years ago and planted over with grass. The reconstruction began in 2015 after a gift from David Rubenstein, a Washington philanthropist and history buff….”

Source: AP PHOTOS: Slave quarters rebuilt at Madison’s Montpelier – ABC News

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