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Blaine Davies explores the life and contradictions of the scientist, architect, farmer, astronomer, scholar and statesman, author of the Declaration of Independence and our third President, Thomas Jefferson.

Thomas Jefferson remains the greatest enigma of all U.S. Presidents. How could the man who penned the words, “all men are created equal” own slaves? While doubting whether the Constitution allowed him to do it, he authorized the Louisiana Purchase. The lecture includes highlights of Blaine’s visit to Jefferson’s Monticello.

This workshop is free and is presented by Blaine Davies, M.A., Professor of U.S. History.