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History Happy Hour: Ulysses S. Grant and Slavery

October 11, 2021 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

During the time that lived at White Haven, his father-in-law’s St. Louis plantation, the Dent family owned upwards of thirty enslaved African Americans, and Grant, himself, owned one man. Grant’s later outspoken criticism of slavery has prompted debates among historians about his actual views. How did Grant’s life in St. Louis impact his relationship with slavery?

With Nick Sacco, Park Ranger at Ulysses S.Grant National Historic Site in St. Louis, Missouri.