Slavery At Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48201

How could the author of the Declaration of Independence own slaves? How could twenty percent of the population of the new United States, founded on the principles of liberty and equality, be forced to live in bondage? What was life like for enslaved people in the early republic? Who was Sally Hemmings? This exhibition uses Monticello as a lens through which to examine these questions. Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty tells the story of enslaved families and confronts the paradox of a country founded on the idea of equality, yet built through slavery.

20 free tickets are given away daily! First come, first served basis. Does not cover price of museum admission or guided tours. **Guided tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.

Tue.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m.

First 20 guests get in free, on a first come, first served basis. Adults (13-61) $8, Adults (62 +) $5, Youth (3-12) $5. Members and children under 3 are admitted free.

Slavery At Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty – 20 Free Tickets Daily!
Event Dates
Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 03/15/2019 - 06/22/2019
May 31, 2019
(All day)
June 1, 2019
(All day)
June 2, 2019
(All day)
June 4, 2019
(All day)
June 5, 2019
(All day)
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