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New Museum Chronicles Slavery in the Shadow of the US Capital


February is Black History Month in the United States. Each year communities are encouraged to celebrate the achievements of African Americans and their forebears. It is also a time to commemorate the many struggles they have faced. Among the most painful of those episodes was the centuries-long practice of slavery, when men and women of African descent were bought and sold, and forced into lives of bondage and hard labor. As VOA's George Dwyer reports, a small museum in a town just outside Washington D.C. is acknowledging the nation's slave-owning past. Jim Bertel narrates.

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