Better over 200 years late than never, right? On Wednesday Congress honored slave contributions to the United States by assembling commemorative plagues that will sit inside the U.S. Capitol. According to Associated Press, Congressman John Lewis, the chair of a congressional task force created to study slaves contributions to the country said the plagues will “shed light on a long-hidden truth.”
Not so hidden, rather ignored.
The plagues read: “This original exterior wall was constructed between 1803 and 1807 of sandstone quarried by laborers, including enslaved African Americans who were an important part of the workforce that build the United States Capitol.”
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