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The Slaves of U.S. Presidents

Daniel Zimmerman

Slavery is rooted in American history, including the history of the presidency. Ten of the first fifteen U.S. presidents were slave owners, or grew up in a slave owning household. George Washington once bought teeth from enslaved people to be worn in his dentures. This hour, we discuss the lives and stories of the men and women owned by past presidents.



This show aired originally on September 19th, 2016.

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