Episodes

Introducing Intertwined: The Enslaved Community at George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Nov. 4, 2021

Intertwined tells the story of the more than 577 people enslaved by George and Martha Washington at Mount Vernon. Told through the biographies of Sambo Anderson, Davy Gray, William Lee, Kate, Ona Judge, Nancy Carter Quander,…

Guest: Brenda Parker

Episode 1: Passages

Nov. 15, 2021

Episode 1: “Passages” Sambo Anderson was just a boy when he was captured in West Africa, survived the Middle Passage, and purchased by an ambitious George Washington sometime in the late 1760s. During his years of enslavemen…

Episode 2: Laboring

Nov. 15, 2021

Episode 2: “Laboring” As an overseer, Davy Gray was entrusted by George Washington with the management of the enslaved laborers on Dogue Run Farm. His weekly reports to Washington revealed progress toward Washington’s goal o…

Episode 3: Revolutions

Nov. 22, 2021

Episode 3: “Revolutions” William Lee was George Washington’s trusted enslaved valet. For over two decades, he attended Washington from early morning until nightfall. In times of peace and war, Lee rode with Washington throug…

Episode 4: Living

Nov. 29, 2021

Episode 4: “Living” Kate, her husband Will, and their children lived and worked on Muddy Hole Farm. When her family suffered a tragedy, they drew strength from the kinship ties and friendships they shared with other members …

Episode 5: Resisting

Dec. 8, 2021

Episode 5: “Resisting” In May 1796, Ona Judge self-emancipated by fleeing from President George Washington’s Philadelphia home. Her escape was just one example of the many ways that Mount Vernon’s enslaved community resisted…

Episode 6: Leaving

Dec. 13, 2021

Episode 6: “Leaving” Nancy Carter Quander was just a child when George Washington died in December 1799, but his death changed her life forever. Washington’s decision to emancipate his enslaved people in his will had consequ…

Episode 7: Preserving

Dec. 20, 2021

Episode 7: “Preserving” Edmund Parker never knew George and Martha Washington, but he knew Mount Vernon and the Washington Family very well. Parker was one of the many enslaved people who labored on the plantation in the nin…

Episode 8: Legacies

Dec. 20, 2021

Episode 8: "Legacies" Interpreting slavery at Mount Vernon was not part of the mission of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association when the organization purchased the estate in the mid-nineteenth century. Over time, however, inv…

Intertwined: The Soundtrack

Feb. 14, 2022

Intertwined is a story about the entangled lives of Mount Vernon’s enslaved community, the Washington Family, and the legacies of slavery at the historic plantation today. The stories we tell in the series are stories of a s…

Intertwined Stories: Finding Hercules Posey

Feb. 28, 2022

In Intertwined Stories , we’re taking a deeper dive into the history behind the podcast Intertwined: The Enslaved Community at George Washington’s Mount Vernon by bringing you extended versions of some of the interviews with…

Intertwined Stories: Landscapes of Meaning

March 8, 2022

In Intertwined Stories , we’re taking a deeper dive into the history behind the podcast Intertwined: The Enslaved Community at George Washington’s Mount Vernon by bringing you extended versions of some of the interviews with…

Intertwined Stories: Dividing Families

March 14, 2022

In Intertwined Stories , we’re taking a deeper dive into the history behind the podcast Intertwined: The Enslaved Community at George Washington’s Mount Vernon by bringing you extended versions of some of the interviews with…

Intertwined Stories: How Historians History

March 22, 2022

In Intertwined Stories , we’re taking a deeper dive into the history behind the podcast I ntertwined: The Enslaved Community at George Washington’s Mount Vernon by bringing you extended versions of some of the interviews wit…

Intertwined Stories: Living and Laboring

March 29, 2022

In Intertwined Stories , we’re taking a deeper dive into the history behind the podcast Intertwined: The Enslaved Community at George Washington’s Mount Vernon by bringing you extended versions of some of the interviews with…

Intertwined Stories: The Origins of Slavery in Virginia

April 4, 2022

In Intertwined Stories , we’re taking a deeper dive into the history behind the podcast Intertwined: The Enslaved Community at George Washington’s Mount Vernon by bringing you extended versions of some of the interviews with…

Intertwined Stories: Rediscovering Families

April 11, 2022

In Intertwined Stories , we’re taking a deeper dive into the history behind the podcast Intertwined: The Enslaved Community at George Washington’s Mount Vernon by bringing you extended versions of some of the interviews with…

Guest: Ann L. Chinn

Intertwined Stories: Martha Washington's Mount Vernon

April 19, 2022

In Intertwined Stories , we’re taking a deeper dive into the history behind the podcast Intertwined: The Enslaved Community at George Washington’s Mount Vernon by bringing you extended versions of some of the interviews with…

Intertwined Stories: What We Leave Behind...

April 26, 2022

In Intertwined Stories , we’re taking a deeper dive into the history behind the podcast Intertwined: The Enslaved Community at George Washington’s Mount Vernon by bringing you extended versions of some of the interviews with…