George Washington owned slaves. So did his wife, Martha. So did Adams, Monroe, Jefferson; the whole lot of them. Straight up slave owners. It wasn’t right, but that was the way things were, and were going to be for decades.
Edited May 6, 2017 to add a link to interior photographs of Mount Vernon. It has been more than 12 years since my last visit to our nation’s capital. It is a city I never tire of. My first visit