Q & Abe


Is it ok to call her Aunt Mary?

Season 1, Ep. 2

In this episode, we'll dig into a question we received in several different forms -- "Is it ok to call her Aunt Mary?" which visitors have asked about Mary Williams, a black woman working at the Cottage as a cook. Come exploring with us as we talk with two historians of the African-American experience in DC during the Civil War, an art curator, a literature scholar, and the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience as we search for answers.