Learn about the history of slavery on display: Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty in Dallas for a limited time.
Dallas is the first stop of the National Tour of Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Libert in the traveling exhibition with a powerful message, bringing to life the history of slavery in Monticello through more than 300 objects, works of art , documents and artifacts found on the historic plantation.
You know what Jefferson's Monticello is?
Jefferson was the third President of the United States and Monticello was his residence and plantation, located in Charlottesville, Virginia.
In this place Jefferson had crops of tobacco and other grains, worked by slaves. Currently this building has been designated as National Historic Landmark and like the University of Virginia, it is UNESCO World Heritage Site. Monticello is the image of the building that we can see on the back of the nickel (5C coin of dollar).
At the Slavery at Jeffferson's Monticello exhibition in Dallas, you'll meet the members of six slave families who lived and worked here, including Sally Hemmings, one of the most famous African-American women in American history.
Sally Hemmings was a concubine of Jefferson, who was the father of at least six of her children. She at the age of sixteen negotiated with one of the most powerful men in the nation, ensuring that she would receive extraordinary privileges and achieve freedom for her children.
This exhibit is located at the African American Museum, located on the grounds of the Texas State Fair or Fair Park.
It includes archaeological excavations that examine slavery through the lenses of the Jefferson Plantation and the experience of six families living in Monticello.
Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello presents never-before-seen objects outside Monticello, the exhibition will be available until December 31, 2018.
Admission costs $10 for adults, $5 for seniors 65 and older; $5 for children ages 4 to 12. Three-year-olds. For more information visit MonticelloinDallas.com