33 minutes | Sep 29th 2020

Zacharie Kinslow | The Complex Life of Elias Polk

Mr. Kinslow's research focuses on the life of Elias Polk, who was enslaved by the Polk family. While enslaved, Elias' labor furthered James Polk's political and professional careers. After emancipation Elias entered politics as a Southern Democrat, the party of his enslaver. Featuring Scott Warren, site Director at the President James K. Polk State Historic Site in North Carolina.
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