Paradox Exhibition/NBC12

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia is getting ready to release its newest exhibit, “Paradox of Liberty: Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello” to the public on Jan. 18th. It explores the lives of slaves who lived and worked at Monticello, some of whom shared Jefferson’s blood. Currently, Richmond is the […]

Paradox Exhibition, NBC12 Editorial

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.” I think you know who wrote those words, yes it was Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson also said that, “slavery was an abominable crime”. Starting on Jan. 18, you can see the exhibition “Paradox of Liberty: Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello” […]

Paradox Exhibition, Richmond Magazine

“It’s hard to talk about Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello without focusing on Thomas Jefferson. But, with “Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty,” the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia is going to try. ‘This exhibition isn’t about Jefferson. It’s about the enslaved people who built and maintained Monticello,’ says Adele Johnson, the executive […]

Paradox Exhibition, Boomer Magazine

Third president of the United States, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and acclaimed Founding Father of our country, Thomas Jefferson is among the most celebrated figures in American history. But Adele Johnson, executive director at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, points out, “Jefferson was indeed a great man, but part […]