Center for Women's History
Women’s history is American history. Bring it into your classroom with our new curriculum!
Major support for Women and the American Story provided by
Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
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This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.
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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.