Anthony Schmidt, associate curator of Bible and Religion in America at the museum, says the first instance of the abridged version of the Bible titled, Parts of the Holy Bible, selected for the use of the Negro Slaves, in the British West-India Islands, was published in 1807.
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The entrance to Highland, the former plantation once owned by James Monroe, America's fifth president. The descendants of the African-Americans once enslaved on the plantation have become part of the story given out by guides.
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