Center for Women's History
Women’s history is American history. Bring it into your classroom with our new curriculum!
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Lead support for Saving Washington was provided by Joyce B. Cowin and the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. Additional support provided by Susan Klein.
Exhibitions at New-York Historical are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Baroness Anne-Marguerite-Henriette Hyde de Neuville, Martha Church, Cook in “Ordinary Costume,” ca. 1807-1814, Watercolor, graphite, and brown ink on paper. New-York Historical Society, 1953.276.
Born to slavery on James Madison’s Virginia plantation, she served Dolley for some forty years, and may have aided her enslaved daughter’s attempted escape aboard the abolitionist-sponsored Pearl.