Oney Judge in Philadelphia Tour 2
Oney Judge in Philadelphia Tour 2
Oney Judge Tour Part 2 Book Related Tours: Oney Judge at George Washington Mount Vernon Lives Bound Together Oney Judge Portsmouth New Hampshire Tour 3 From 1790 to 1800, the city of Philadelphia was the new nation’s capital and the President’s House, home to Presidents George Washington and John Adams, served as America’s first executive mansion. The forefathers fought hard to attain freedom for “We the People” but in one of our nation’s great paradoxes, President George Washington brought at least nine enslaved Africans from his Mount Vernon home to live and work in the President’s House, which stood just one block from Independence Hall. Oney Judge was one of the nine enslaved African Americans who lived at America's First Executive Mansion. Tour Details: J.W. Marriott is the pick up and drop off location for this tour. 1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington DC 20004, Washington, DC We will meet in the Lower Lobby on the Pennsylvania Ave Entrance across from Freedom Plaza or on the bus once it arrives. Luxury Motorcoach Bus Bus Pickup: 9:00 am Bus Return: 9:00 pm Destination: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation Commemorating the lives of nine enslaved Africans at the nation’s first executive mansion The Johnson House Historic Site, Inc. Germantown’s vital stop on the Underground Railroad Plus other sites Lunch and Dinner at own expense FAQS Metro : Metro Center or Federal Triangle Parking: Ronald Reagan Building No Refunds Ticket is Transferrable Small Private Guided Group Tour Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge A startling and eye-opening look into America’s First Family, Never Caught is the powerful narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave who risked everything to escape the nation’s capital and reach freedom. When George Washington was elected president, he reluctantly left his beloved Mount Vernon to serve in Philadelphia, the temporary seat of the nation’s capital. In setting up his household he took Tobias Lear, his celebrated secretary and eight slaves, including Ona Judge, about whom little has been written. As he grew accustomed to Northern ways, there was one change he couldn’t get his arms around: Pennsylvania law required enslaved people be set free after six months of residency in the state. Rather than comply, Washington decided to circumvent the law. Every six months he sent the slaves back down south just as the clock was about to expire. Though Ona Judge lived a life of relative comfort, the few pleasantries she was afforded were nothing compared to freedom, a glimpse of which she encountered first-hand in Philadelphia. So, when the opportunity presented itself, Judge left everything she knew to escape to New England. Yet freedom would not come without its costs. At just twenty-two-years-old, Ona became the subject of an intense manhunt led by George Washington, who used his political and personal contacts to recapture his property. With impeccable research, historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar weaves a powerful tale and offers fascinating new scholarship on how one young woman risked it all to gain freedom from the famous founding father. Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge
at JW Marriott Hotel – Washington D.C.
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, United States