Slavery During the Founding Era of America




Enslaved Families of Monticello: The Hemings Family

Five generations of Hemingses lived at Monticello over Thomas Jefferson’s lifespan with over one-third of the enslaved people of Monticello belonging to this one family. An activity can be found below, where the reader can put together the Hemings family... Continue Reading →


Mulberry Row at Monticello

Mulberry Row is where most enslaved people lived and worked. This area, located off of the main house, held workshops, storage buildings, and homes. Go to and name the structures that are found in Figure 4.  Jefferson changed Mulberry... Continue Reading →

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