Friday, October 12, 2007

Blogging from Philadelphia

This evening I walked past the excavations of the President's house in the historic section of Philadelphia.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer,

In the spring and summer of 2007, Archaeologists excavated a historical plot of land at Sixth and Market Streets, the site of the house where the slave-holding George Washington and the anti-slavery John Adams conducted their presidencies in the 1790s.

Officials hope to preserve the site in a way which commemorates the duality of the first president's life and recognizes the enslaved Africans who toiled in the face of American freedom.

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