Tuesday, March 07, 2017

The Slave Who Outwitted George Washington

The Washington Family, by Edward Savage, c. 1789 / Wikimedia

"For most black women who toiled as domestic slaves or servants, their bodies were broken, and their time was never their own."

"Washington wrote that if his slaves knew that they had a right to freedom, it would ‘make them insolent in the State of Slavery."

"If Judge ever believed that her close and intimate responsibilities for her owner yielded preferential treatment, she now understood better."

Source read: longreads

In Search of the Slave Who Defied George Washington

The New York Times
Erica Armstrong Dunbar, the author of “Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge,” at George Washington’s estate in Mount Vernon, Va. 
Credit Justin T. Gellerson for The New York Times

Source read: nytimes

Ona Judge Staines, the Fugitive Slave Who Outwitted George Washington

Washington and His Slaves

Source read: newenglandhistoricalsociety

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