The Washington Post recently published an article that is an informative and fascinating read. You should take 15-20 minutes to read: Their wealth was built on slavery. Now a new fortune lies underground by Julie Zauzmer Weil. In the picture above, people mentioned in the article include, clockwise from top left: Isaac Coles, Carole Coles Henry, Edward Coles, Walter Coles V
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