A Slave Was One Of The Creators Of The Capitol Building

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Emancipation day in D.C,  in 1862, found Philip Reid working in a Bladensburg foundry, helping to cast a giant bronze statue destined to crown the massive new dome of the U.S. Capitol building.

Via Washington Post:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/2012/04/15/gIQAvSJCKT_story.html?hpid=z3

 

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