HOME OF CASSIUS MARCELLUS CLAY
Adventures in history, fascinating family stories, and maybe even a few ghosts await you in this KET electronic field trip.
Cassius Marcellus Clay and his family were central figures in 19th-century history and politics. Cousin Henry was revered as the “Great Compromiser” whose leadership in the U.S. Senate helped stave off civil war for decades. Daughter Laura became an early and enthusiastic proponent of equal rights for women. And Cassius himself was a firebrand anti-slavery orator, a newspaper publisher, a captain in the U.S.-Mexican War, and a confidant of Abraham Lincoln who urged the president to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.
White Hall, Clay’s elegant home overlooking the Kentucky River in Madison County, has its own stories to tell, too. Step back in time with us ... and let us tell you some of them.
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