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A Virginia historical marker in honor of Ona Judge, an enslaved woman who fled to freedom, was unveiled June 19 on the grounds outside the Mount Vernon Estate.

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Journey to Freedom: Mount Vernon Commemorates Runaway Slave Ona Judge on Juneteenth Holiday

For years, the nation’s first couple, George and Martha Washington, pursued Ona Judge, a young woman who in 1796 escaped a life of slavery in the Washington household to live in freedom in New England.

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