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The Role of Slave Labor in Building U.S. Capitol

The Role of Slave Labor in Building U.S. Capitol

The Role of Slave Labor in Building U.S. Capitol

Washington, DC
Sunday, July 25, 2010

When the U.S. Capitol was built over 200 hundred years ago, slaves played an important part in its construction. The U.S. Capitol Slave Task Force, appointed by Congress to find out more about this aspect of the building’s history, delivered its report to the House Administration Cmte. on November 7, 2007.

Updated: Friday, November 26, 2010 at 8:46pm (ET)

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