Ceremony Honors Slaves

27th annual event hosted by BWUFA and Mount Vernon Ladies' Association

By Mount Vernon Gazette
October 05, 2017

Hundreds of people attended the Black Women United for Action’s(BWUFA) 27th Annual Slave Memorial Wreath-Laying Ceremony at George Washington’s Mount Vernon on Saturday, Sept. 30. The event honored the 300 slaves who lived at Mount Vernon plantation during George Washington’s lifetime. Hosted by BWUFA and the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, the event featured performances and music in recognition of the slaves’ contributions to the early formation of this nation. Read more of about this article