Posts Tagged: 'blackhistoryweshouldknow'

Jan. 11th, 2021

Did you know...

Did you know...


We know the names of the original *architects* of the US Capitol building, but not one name for the *actual workers who built it*.

In fact, I could only find one page on the Architect of the Capitol website that mentions slave labor was used. It included a commemorative plaque, above a block of sandstone it says was quarried and dressed by slaves leased from white plantation holders, for use in building the Capitol. A mere, brief mention.

I have to wonder, if after Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021, it still exists.



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