Slavery and the Constitution

Here’s a nice discussion between Deirdre Jones, Hope Wright, and Professor Allison Orr Larsen on slavery’s role in the framing of the Constitution.

The video’s description reads, “In a discussion hosted by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a law professor and two actors who portray free and enslaved blacks at Williamsburg discussed the role compromises over slavery played in drafting of the U.S. Constitution and the enduring legacy of those compromises. This program includes two performances by Colonial Williamsburg actors portraying African Americans in the 1780s. Colonial Williamsburg provided the video of this event.”

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