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Fri Dec 29, 2023, 07:10 PM Dec 2023

Temporary exhibit at Freedom House Museum details life of enslaved child at D.C.'s Gonzaga High School

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Temporary exhibit at Freedom House Museum details life of enslaved child at D.C.’s Gonzaga High School

James Cullum Today at 1:30pm



Searching for Truth in the Garden from Gonzaga High School in D.C. is a new traveling exhibition at Freedom House Museum until April 15, 2023 (via City of Alexandria)

A new temporary exhibit at Freedom House Museum until April documents the life of a teenager enslaved at Washington Seminary in D.C.

“Searching for Truth in the Garden” reveals a story of Gabriel, a 13-year-old boy who was enslaved at the school — later renamed Gonzaga College High School — in 1829.

The research was conducted by seven Gonzaga students and Georgetown University history professor Adam Rothman, who started the project in 2016. Rothman was speaking to students about his work with Georgetown’s Working Group on slavery when a student asked about connections between the school and slavery. Rothman invited students to research the question at Georgetown, which they did in the summers of 2017 and 2018.

“Their work shows how students can be inspired to go beyond textbooks to take a deeper dive into our history and bring to light the untold stories of the American historical narrative,” said Audrey Davis, director of the city’s African American History Division. “With Gabriel, we learn about the horrors of the domestic slave trade, and tragic life of one enslaved 13-year-old boy.”

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Temporary exhibit at Freedom House Museum details life of enslaved child at D.C.'s Gonzaga High School (Original Post) mahatmakanejeeves Dec 2023 OP
DeSantis would cart off that display and lock it away Demovictory9 Dec 2023 #1
Glad to see this, Audrey Davis is first rate. K/R appalachiablue Dec 2023 #2
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