Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage Plantation Housed Dozens of Slaves

Slave Sites Today, there are three slave cabins still standing at The Hermitage, Alfred’s Cabin in the backyard of the mansion and the First Hermitage farmhouse and kitchen. Historical documents reveal little about slave houses at The Hermitage. However, Hermitage archaeologists have located thirteen slave dwellings in three different areas of the

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Proposal That Would Have Kept Harriet Tubman Off $20 Bill Fails

William Petroski, Des Moines Register 3 p.m. EDT June 22, 2016 WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Steve King introduced an amendment in Congress that would have prevented Harriet Tubman, an abolitionist and supporter of women’s suffrage, from replacing President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. However, the House Rules Committee agreed Tuesday night to

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