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Ken's Korner: Memorial is planned for slaves who built Capitol

Ken’s Korner: Memorial is planned for slaves who built Capitol – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 Slaves helped build much of the building and grounds of Congress in Washington, D.C., from the late 1700s until the mid-1800s. Their owners earned just $5 per month for their efforts. Now, a task force […]

Ken's Korner: Maryland buys former slave’s home for $1M

Ken’s Korner: Maryland buys former slave’s home for $1M – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 The state of Maryland has paid $1 million for the deed to a home and former slave’s cabin in Rockville, Md. The cabin was once the home of Josiah Henson, whose story was the inspiration for […]