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Audio of Monticello slave descendant featured in New York Times online


Fountain Hughes, grandson of Monticello gardener Wormley HughesA recent entry in the New York Times' ongoing Disunion feature revisiting the Civil War, highlights an interview with Fountain Hughes, whose ancestors were slaves at Monticello, and cites the work of our own Cinder Stanton.

Hughes's interview, originally recorded as part of the Slave Narrative Project, will be included in the relaunching of our own oral history project, Getting Word: African American Families of Monticello, scheduled to debut in January 2012 with excerpts from over 100 interviews and historical research on the families.


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