William B. Allen - George Washington: On the Wrong Side of the Slavery Issue?

April 15, 2004

 

George Washington’s legacy has endured “like a majestic oak in the middle of an orchard of cherry trees,” said Dr. William B. Allen, professor of political science at Michigan State University. But questions have arisen about Washington’s ethical consistency when it comes to slavery.
Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies brought Allen to Grand Rapids to discuss the controversies surrounding our 1st president.

Watch the lecture here.