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The descendants of an enslaved man insist his father was George Washington

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West Ford was a freed slave, a property owner, and possibly the child of the nation’s first president. New Yorker contributor Jill Abramson joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the parentage of West Ford, his possible connection to George Washington, and the fight to save Gum Springs – one of the oldest surviving freedmen’s villages in the U.S. Her article is “Did George Washington have an enslaved son?”