PBS NewsHour

Presidential estate shares stories of its enslaved residents

Clip: 08/10/2017 | 8m 41s

Montpelier, President James Madison's bucolic Virginia plantation, is beginning to share a rich and rarely told side of its history by shedding light on the lives of the people who were enslaved there. A new exhibit offers insight on the factors that cemented slavery in the Constitution, and stories told by living descendants. Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault reports.

Aired: 08/10/17

Rating: NR

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