The Wider Image: 'Built by my family': America's grand buildings built by slaves
A plaque which reads, "In memory of the many faithful colored servants of the Washington Family buried at Mount Vernon from 1760 to 1860, Their unidentified graves surround this spot, 1929" is seen at Mount Vernon estate, home of George Washington, the first President of the United States, in Fairfax County, Virginia, U.S., August 15, 2019. Built using enslaved labor by George Washington's father, Augustine Washington in 1734, the house was inherited by George years later and expanded to almost 11,000 square feet with two and a half stories and a full cellar. REUTERS/Carlos Barria SEARCH "SLAVERY BUILDINGS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.