Oney Judge Staines: Escaped From President Washington’s Home to Freedom

Oney Judge Staines was a dower slave, the daughter of Betty, a seamstress, and Andrew Judge, a white English tailor who was an indentured servant at Mount Vernon in the early 1770s.  Much of Judge’s story comes from her own recollection because she lived to an old age and was interviewed during the nineteenth century. […]

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