The Enslaved Community of President Monroe

On Sunday, February 12, Balch Library hosts a presentation from Lori Hinterleiter Kimball and Wynne Saffer titled, “The Enslaved Community of President James Monroe with a Focus on Loudoun County.”

Research into Thomas Jefferson’s and James Madison’s slave ownership has been conducted for years but little has been publicized about James Monroe’s. He owned both land and slaves in several Virginia locales, including Loudoun County. In 1830 he was the owner of 1,828 acres in Loudoun and 66 slaves, making him the largest slave owner in the county.

For more information, please look to the Loudoun Civil War Sesquicentennial Calendar.

Event time: 2pm
Admission Fee/Ticket Price: Free
Location:  Thomas Balch Library
208 West Market St
Leesburg, VA 20176

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About Craig Swain

"Historical marker hunter" and Civil War enthusiast.
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