This week’s episode features a conversation from the summer of 2020 between me and with Bo Tayloe. We were both invited down to Menokin by the Menokin Foundation and interviewed by Michael Beller as part of the Foundation’s series “In the Glass with Menokin”. This series sought to bring together individuals for thought provoking conversations about their lived experiences and shared connections to Menokin’s past, present, and future.

Menokin was home to one of the Virginia signers of the Declaration of Independence, Francis Lightfoot Lee, his wife, Rebecca Tayloe, and various enslaved people.

Bo Tayloe and I met for the first time about 15 minutes before the record button was pressed so what you’ll hear is us getting to know each other and sharing our perspectives on the site: me as someone who’s ancestors would have been enslaved and him as someone who’s ancestors would have done the enslaving. It was an interesting day and talking with Bo was a highlight of my summer that year.

Building Highlight: Menokin in Warsaw VA


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