SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 TO JANUARY 21, 2019
Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: A Pardox of Liberty
Helping Break Attendance Records for a Dallas Institution
A landmark traveling exhibit that made its first stop in Dallas as part of the updated exhibit’s U.S. tour. The exhibit tells the many untold stories of slavery that took place at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello home and plantation. The exhibit examines Jefferson’s views, actions and inaction on slavery, while also focusing on the six enslaved individuals and families that lived and worked on his plantation. More than 300 objects, works of art, documents and artifacts were showcased throughout the galleries at the African American Museum. The updated exhibition includes a special feature on Sally Hemings, offering an in-depth look at her life.