“Also, with everything we know about George Washington, I was shocked to find he advertised in the newspaper for a recapture of an escaped slave. I hadn’t thought any had escaped until I started working on this and then to find he’d advertised for the return, that’s not subtle. He wanted him back and he took whatever route he could take, including taking out an advertisement.” — Jesse J. Holland

i hate that i share a last name with this man. 😡

Source: Jackie Mansky. “The Slaves of the White House Finally Get to Have Their Stories Told.” Smithsonian. January 25, 2016. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/The-Slaves-of-the-White-House-Finally-Get-to-Have-Their-Stories-Told-180957917/#RXZxgywy02JwVSBD.99


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