U.S. Capital

Posted by Unknown Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"According to the London Newspaper The Independent, between 1792 and 1800, 400 slaves were rented out from local plantations to build the White House and the Capitol. Each slave generated $5 a month, which was paid to the plantation owners of the leased slaves. Construction on the building lasted from 1793 until about 1826."

Later today, The U.S. Congress will recognize the role of slaves in the building of the Capital Building.

The true story of forced labor in the building of America needs to be told. This is a good beginning. Most of the historically significant buildings in Washington, D.C. was built by slave labor.

From slave labor to the Oval office is a journey fashioned by the hand of God.


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