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Regie Gibson Participates in Panel on The Legacy of Slavery at James Madison’s Home, Montpelier

On June 5th, at 3pm, BEI Emeritus Fellow Regie Gibson participated in a discussion panel on the legacy of slavery in James Madison’s home, Montpelier. The discussion panel coincides with the opening of a new exhibit at the 76-acre home in Richmond Virginia, “The Mere Distinction of Color.” “The exhibit focuses on the social and economic roles of slavery and on the life and times of the enslaved people whose labor at Montpelier enabled James Madison and his wife, Dolly, to live a privileged life and become significant political players on the national stage.” The goal of these events is to leave visitors more informed with the role of slavery during the founding era, and too, to highlight the lives of those who were enslaved, as well as slavery’s lasting impacts.