Constitution Day Special Event "Understanding Thomas Jefferson" - Sept. 22

All are invited to a special Constitution Day event, "Understanding Thomas Jefferson," featuring two world-renowned Thomas Jefferson Scholars.  Harvard Law Professor Annette Gordon-Reed won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book award for her book The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family.  Peter Onuf has written extensively on Thomas Jefferson, is the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor of History, Emeritus, and he co-hosts the weekly public radio show Backstory with the History Guys.

 

Gordon-Reed and Onuf will search for Jefferson in the moral universe and many worlds that he inhabited. Based on their forthcoming book, The Most Blessed of Patriarchs: The Worlds of Thomas Jefferson, Onuf and Gordon-Reed’s presentation promises to examine Jefferson in ways that are not dictated by him and that do not fall into the vicious cycle of condemning or celebrating him. 

 

Understanding Thomas Jefferson

Monday, September 22 at 6:00 pm

Harlen Adams Theatre, Performing Arts Center (PAC) 144

 

This Constitution Day event is sponsored by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, the Department of Political Science, the Office of Civic Engagement, and the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society.

 

All are welcome.

 

For more information, or If you need a disability related accommodation, please contact Professor Alan Gibson at 530-898-4952 or Professor Diana Dwyre at 530-898-5734.