The is the pathway leading in and out of the slave memorial on Mount Vernon. It's such a beautiful place on the grounds of Mount Vernon. It had just stopped raining when I took this and it was so quiet and peaceful.
The slave burial ground is marked by a memorial to honor the slaves who lived and worked at Mount Vernon. The land was used as a cemetery for slaves and free blacks who worked for the Washington family during the 18th century and the first half of the 19th century. The graves are unmarked and the identities and numbers of those buried there are largely unknown, although William Lee, George Washington’s personal servant during the Revolutionary War, is known to be buried at the site.
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ACL1978 (5789) 2013-02-11 6:24
Hello Jennifer - we're neighbors today, I see. Nice peaceful shot here with a strong line leading to the archway. I love the deep green forested land gets the deeper south you go - much thicker and more lush that in the Northeast.
I hope we also get a shot of the slave memorial itself - I haven't been to Mount Vernon since I was a child, so I'd really like to see more detail from it! Thanks.
Oceania (2165) 2013-02-12 5:54
It's truly a green and quiet space in DC.