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The Hermitage Honors Slaves Who Worked And Lived There

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- In celebration of Black History month, The Hermitage is honoring the slaves who once lived at the home of President Andrew Jackson.

There was a church service and wreath-laying ceremony at the Enslaved Memorial on Saturday. A variety of different events have been held throughout the month of February to commemorate African American history and culture.

"We were able to design and then have installed a memorial to the enslaved people who lived and worked at The Hermitage," said Howard Kittell, President of The Hermitage.  "We felt this was a fitting testament to the work that they did and in their memory."

Organizers say they hope to bring a greater understanding to the Emancipation Proclamation and the lives of slaves in the United States.

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