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Broadway star buys home he says was built by slaves, promises to ‘fill it with love’

Broadway star Robert Hartwell shared the historical significance of his latest purchase, a home that was built by slaves in 1820.

Hartwell, who starred in “Hello Dolly!” and “Motown the Musical,” posted a photo on Instagram of himself smiling in front of his new home and opened up about what it means to him.

“3 weeks ago I found this house online. I said, ‘this is my house.’ I called the seller and was told it was a cash only offer and that ‘I’m sure that takes you off the table,'” he wrote. “Don’t you ever underestimate a hard working black man.”

When Hartwell toured the home last week, he said it confirmed his hunch that it was the perfect place for him to call home.

Hartwell didn’t disclose the location of the home, but shared some insight into its history.

“The house was built in 1820 for the Russell

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