Thomas Jefferson and Louisville
Louisville Metro Councilman Tom Owens talked about the history of Louisville and Thomas Jefferson’s ties to Kentucky. Jefferson… read more
Louisville Metro Councilman Tom Owens talked about the history of Louisville and Thomas Jefferson’s ties to Kentucky. Jefferson never visited Louisville, but was the governor when Louisville was part of Virginia. He was interviewed at the statue of Thomas Jefferson in front of the Jefferon County Courthouse (now known as Louisville Metro Hall) in downtown Louisville. The statue by Moses Jacob Ezekiel, given to the city in 1901.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Louisville, Kentucky, on June 8-13 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close
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