Martin Van Buren’s Politics of Slavery (Monday, November 14)

President Martin Van Buren is considered to have been anti-slavery or an abolitionist later in life, but is that really the case? Van Buren grew up in a household with enslaved people and knew how to use slavery for political gain, regardless of moral considerations. Join Zachary Anderson, Park Guide at Martin Van Buren National Historic Site,  for this discussion which explores Martin Van Buren’s stance on slavery.

Date/Time: Monday, November 14, 6 – 7pm

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Registration: To receive the Zoom link, email

This program is sponsored by the Columbia County Libraries Association.

Zachary Anderson is a 2016 graduate from the Georgia Southern University Recreation and Tourism Management program. Zachary is in his third year as a Park Guide with Martin Van Buren National Historic Site.

Picture of Martin Van Buren taken from the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site website.