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Video: Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and 14th Lord Fairfax; the 9th Lord Fairfax Freed LG Fairfax’s Great-Great-Great Grandfather From Slavery 220 Years Ago

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Ha, this is awesome from Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax…history comes alive!

Fairfax History centuries in the making! Here this morning with my dear friend the 14th Lord Fairfax, Nicholas, to kick off the 4-day Lord Fairfax Charity Motorcycle Ride. 

Nicholas’s ancestor, The 9th Lord Fairfax, Thomas, freed my great-great-great grandfather, Simon Fairfax, from slavery in Fairfax County, Virginia 220 years ago on June 5, 1798 (sixty years before the Civil War). And, I was proud to kick off today’s Charity Ride as Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. #WeRiseTogether