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Slavery research conference at Monticello set

Friday - 12/7/2012, 1:13pm  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Leaders in academia, preservation and documentary filmmaking will descend on the home of Thomas Jefferson this spring for a two-day conference on slavery research.

Officials this week announced the planned "Telling the History of Slavery: Scholarship, Museum Interpretation, and the Public" conference. It will be held on Feb. 22 and 23 at Monticello's Robert H. Smith Center at Montalto.

The Daily Progress reports ( that the gathering will feature four panel discussions and a presentation from historian Philip Morgan of Johns Hopkins University.

Officials say the conference will focus on advancements in slavery research and their impact.


Information from: The Daily Progress,

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