03 Aug Placing Washington, D.C., and Slavery
The openness and maturity of First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech last week at the DNC National Convention stand in stark contrast to ignorant dismissive responses by certain pundits. But the truth remains. The White House, United States Capitol, and the nation’s capital as Washington, District of Columbia, grew in a culture of slavery. See my new National Parks Conservation Association piece for more of this story and how my father’s people were a part of it.