Elizabeth Dowling Taylor

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Elizabeth Dowling Taylor received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Over a 22-year career in museum education and historical research, she was Director of Interpretation at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and Director of Education at James Madison’s Montpelier. Most recently a Fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Taylor is now an independent scholar and lecturer. She lives in Barboursville, Virginia.

Her latest book A SLAVE IN THE WHITE HOUSE (pub 01/03/2012) follows the inspiring story of Paul Jennings, James Madison's enslaved manservant who began his life on the Virginia plantation of a U.S. president and ended it as a free man.

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“Now and always, we expect to insist upon it that we are Americans, that America is our native land; that this is our home; that we are American citizens . . . and that it is the duty of the American people so to recognize us. —FREDERICK DOUGLASS A”
Elizabeth Dowling Taylor, The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era

“The great attainments and great achievements of men have been not only won through sturdy struggle, but wrung of what men call an adverse fate, which is the best educator a man can have. A young man is not to seek a place made, but to make a place. Openings in life are things compelled, not things granted.” By”
Elizabeth Dowling Taylor, The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era

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