“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 director of the Black History Museum & Cultural Center. Beginning Jan. 18, the museum, housed in the former Leigh Street Armory, will host the much-acclaimed Smithsonian-affiliated exhibition, which is making its Virginia debut …”