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.
Students under 17: $16.00
For more information or to purchase tickets to this event series, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.
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