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Historic Academy Theatre

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

| $16 – $32

 

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest Presents:

Mr. Jefferon’s Salon Series, A Conversation on Race & Democracy

 


 

Jefferson wrote the immortal words of the Declaration of Independence that have inspired people throughout the world to work for democracy. He also enslaved black men, women and children throughout his life and was convinced that when the enslaved were finally emancipated, blacks and whites could never live together.

 

Nearly 200 years after Jefferson’s death, how has the legacy of racial slavery shaped our democracy?

 

A panel of notable scholars will help us think through this question. They include: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Dr. David Blight, Dr. Martha S. Jones, and Dr. Peter S. Onuf.

 

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Edward Ayers, Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities and president emeritus at the University of Richmond and one of the cohosts for BackStory, a popular podcast about American history.

 

Join us after the salon for a recepetion in the lobby of the Historic Academy Theatre where the conversations can continue.

 

Light hors-d’oeuvres will be provided.

 


 

Tickets:

 

Students under 17: $16.00

Adults: $32.00

 

For more information or to purchase tickets to this event series, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.

 


 

Know Before You Go:

 

Age Requirement

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this performance unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome.

Camera Policy

Videography and audio recording during the performances are prohibited. Photography of the set on stage is allowed pre-show, post-show, and during intermission. But we do ask that you show our designers and visiting performers some love by crediting them (and by tagging us) in your social media posts.

Content Advisory

The Academy Center of the Arts offers a diverse selection of entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every guest or for all ages. Ticket buyers should take responsibility for making informed decisions regarding their purchases. We recommend visiting the official show website of each show you are coming to see at the Academy. If you ever have questions about the content or appropriateness of a show, please contact us at boxoffice@academycenter.org.

Doors Open

Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time.

Inclement Weather

All indoor performances scheduled at the Academy Center of the Arts normally take place as planned unless otherwise stated.

Parking

Parking is available on-site and throughout downtown Lynchburg. The parking map above shows all of the free public and paid parking available. In addition, street parking is also available on most streets.

 

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Please note: If attending an event or performance after 5pm or on weekends, Lot 2 (Pacific Life Lot) and Lot 12 (Regional Business Alliance) are free and open to for public use. We suggest utilizing these lots, which are closest to the Academy Center of the Arts and within walking distance.

Ticket Policies

All ticket sales are final. There will be NO REFUNDS or exchanges for purchased tickets.

Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Our delivery methods are as follows:

Will Call: Tickets will be held at “will call” at the Box Office up to one hour before the show.

Print at Home: This option allows you to print your tickets at home or access them on a mobile device via email.

Regular Mail: For an additional fee, your tickets will be mailed to you ahead of the event.

Box Office Pick Up: You may stop by our Box Office, Monday through Thursday, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Friday 12:00pm – 8:00pm, or Saturday 12:00pm – 4:00pm and have us print your tickets for you.

Tickets held at “will call” that are not picked up by the beginning of the show may be re-sold at the discretion of the Box Office staff.

All tickets for this show will be sold through academycenter.org and our ticketing system. Please do not use third-party resellers, as we do not contract with them. Should you use a reseller, the Academy Center of the Arts will not be liable for any issues with your purchase.

All ticket sales are subject to a Historic Theatre Restoration Fee and credit/debit card processing fees.

Volunteer

Want to volunteer and see this show for free? Visit this link or contact Hillary Duke, hduke@academycenter.org, for more information.