Ornamental Separator

Measure of a Man's Worth

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It is June of 1776. For the last 11 months, the Rebels have occupied the Governor's Palace, safeguarding its treasures while the war raged throughout North America. Benjamin, an enslaved man belonging to Mr. Wythe, is sent to deliver a special meal to the Palace Commander. Upon arrival, he runs into Major James Innes, a man he has known since childhood. The Major reveals that the 5th Convention has voted to declare independence. What does this transformation mean for Benjamin, the enslaved people of Virginia, and most notably his friends, the 57 enslaved men and women who still live in the Palace?

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Measure of a Man's Worth

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