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2015 Yarrow Mamout Archaeology Project

6th July 2015

History is continuing to unfold at 3324 Dent Pl. NW. in Washington, D.C.

An archaeological dig has commenced on land that was once owned and occupied by a slave brought from Africa.

Author James H. Johnston has been instrumental in bringing Yarrow Mamout’s story to light. Johnston’s book, From Slave Ship to Harvard is the true story of an African American family in Maryland over six generations. Johnston has reconstructed a unique narrative of black struggle and achievement from paintings, photographs, books, diaries, court records, legal documents, and oral histories.

From Slave Ship to Harvard traces the family from the colonial period and the American Revolution through the Civil War to Harvard and finally today, where Mamout’s story continues.