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Exhibit: Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello—Paradox of Liberty

Where:  African American Museum
3536 Grand Ave.
Dallas, TX 75210
When:  Sep 22 - Dec 31
11am–5pm Tuesday–Saturday.
Price:  $10 adults; $5 children ages 3–12; free for 2 and younger. Admission free on Thursdays only for seniors 65 and older.
Phone:  214/565-9026
Map:  Click for map
A groundbreaking and widely acclaimed exhibition with a powerful message, Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty is coming to the African American Museum at Fair Park. To learn more, visit

Dallas will be the first city to host the updated touring exhibition, which brings to life the story of slavery at Monticello through more than 300 objects, works of art, documents and artifacts unearthed at the storied plantation.

The exhibition features new items never seen outside of Monticello, including a special feature on Sally Hemings, one of the most famous African American women in American history.

As an enslaved woman at the age of 16, Hemings negotiated with one of the most powerful men in the nation ensuring she would receive “extraordinary privileges” and achieve freedom for her children. Jefferson fathered at least six children with Hemings, four of whom survived to adulthood.

This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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