The Hermitage Honors Slaves Who Worked And Lived There
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."
say they hope to bring a greater understanding to the Emancipation Proclamation
and the lives of slaves in the United States.