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Conference Examines History of U.S. Slavery

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Leaders in academic research, history preservation, and documentary filmmaking will combine their expertise as they share insight on the advancements of slavery research.

The setting for the two-day conference is Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville, Va. The meeting is officially dubbed “Telling the History of Slavery: Scholarship, Museum Interpretation, and the Public,” and takes place Feb. 22 to 23.

Historian Philip Morgan of Johns Hopkins University will present his findings, and the conference will feature four panel discussions.

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Cutting Local Taxes in The District

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