Slave Labor Commemorative Marker

On Tuesday, February 28, 2012, Congress unveiled a marker in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center to commemorate the important role played by laborers, including enslaved African Americans, in building the United States Capitol. Their contributions were essential for the constructing what would later become known as the “Temple of Liberty.”

 

 

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Taken on February 29, 2012