Local Exhibit of Slavery at Jefferson's Monitcello

Another great thing to do in Washington DC.

The Slavery at Jefferson's Monitcello exhibit is currently at the Smithsonian American History Museum in the African American History and Culture Gallery. 

The exhibit will help you learn more about Thomas Jefferson's adulthood and his slaves. 

Those who were slaves had a hard life. Thomas Jefferson did not believe in having slaves, yet he had more than 600 slaves.  The names of these slaves are on display.  They mostly came from 6 different families. 

You can see the objects that the slaves made and ate out of.  Those included dishes, pots, forks and spoons.

People are visiting from all over the United States to visit this exhibit.  It is great that Washingon DC is so close to where we live.

Mia, age 9, from Miami, Florida said, "My favorite part is the slavery.  The exhibit tells a lot about slavery, why it happened, and what they used."

The desk that Thomas Jefferson used to write the Declaration of Independence is on display.  His bible is also in the museum. 

Holly, also age 9, from South Carolina said, she "came to see what the slaves made.  Looking to see some stuff and bringing a friend to check it out."

This exhibit at the American History Museum is only here through October 2012.  Don't miss this great exhibit!

This article is part of a series of Caring Kids Reporter articles about the Smithsonian Museums.

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