President Thomas Jefferson remains a controversial historical figure for a number of reasons, including his dark past as a slave owner. And now, officials in New York City have decided to remove a high-profile statue of the founding father from the place it has stood for more than 100 years….
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Plantation tours across the south are finally including the ugly truth about the history of slavery on their properties––and some visitors are unhappy about it. At Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello estate in Virginia, where slaves built, planted and tended a terrace of vegetables, a white woman interrupted the tour guide’s explanation….