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date: 30 July 2021

Washington, George, and African Americans locked

George Washington (17321799) was the sole member of the Virginia Revolutionary generation to free his slaves, the last of whom were freed upon his death.

Washington, George, and African Americans locked

George Washington (17321799) was the sole member of the Virginia Revolutionary generation to free his slaves, the last of whom were freed upon his death.
  • Douglas R. Egerton

A version of this article originally appeared in The Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895.

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