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    Reclamation

    A Black descendent of Thomas Jefferson and employee at Monticello, author Gayle Jessup White examined the legacies of her ancestors and the current racial debates. This program was held at Thomas…

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    Heritage Symposium Discussion on Advocacy in the Supreme Court

    The Heritage Foundation hosted a symposium on the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. During this session, a panel of legal experts discussed advocacy in the Supreme Court…

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    Jefferson and the Federalists in Washington, D.C.

    U.S. Capitol Historical Society Chief Historian William “Chuck” diGiacomantonio discussed the tumultuous interactions between Democratic-Republican President Thomas Jefferson and Federalist…

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    Thomas Jefferson's Papers

    J. Jefferson Looney talked about the decades-long project to compile Thomas Jefferson’s correspondence and other papers so that the “Sage of Monticello” will be more accessible to scholars and the public.…

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    Thomas Jefferson and Abigail Adams

    Historical interpreters Bill Barker and Abigail Schumann brought Thomas Jefferson and Abigail Adams to life in a candid conversation ranging from the personal to the political. Thomas…

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    Thomas Jefferson and Education

    Thomas Jefferson has been called the Sage of Monticello. Historical interpreter Bill Barker talked from Mr. Jefferson’s own Virginia porch to discuss education -- and Mr. Jefferson’s views of…

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    Monticello's Historic Gardens

    Monticello gardeners and plant curators talked about how Thomas Jefferson planned his gardens and how they recreate those gardens now. They also provided demonstrations of various steps in the…

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    Thomas Jefferson on Declaring Independence

    To mark Patriots' Day, a Massachusetts state holiday commemorating the Battles of Lexington, Concord and Menotomy in April, 1775, Monticello hosted a conversation with President Thomas…

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    Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin Friendship

    Philipp Ziesche, associate editor at Yale University’s Papers of Benjamin Franklin project, talked about the friendship between Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello…

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    Jefferson, Lafayette and the French Revolution

    Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette -- portrayed by Monticello’s Bill Barker and Colonial Williamsburg’s Mark Schneider-- discussed the French Revolution, the alliance between…

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    Virginia Presidents

    This was a look at the eight Virginia-born presidents who led the nation from its 18th-century origins and into the 20th century -- George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James…

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    Gardening at Monticello

    Thomas Jefferson, portrayed by Bill Barker, discussed his love of gardening from the West Lawn of Monticello. He talked about his planting methods, experiments, and the enslaved people who tended and…

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    Thomas Jefferson's White House

    James Conroy discussed his book, Jefferson’s White House: Monticello on the Potomac, which examines the physical state of the White House during Thomas Jefferson’s presidency and how he…

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    Thomas Jefferson's Life and Legacy

    University of Mary Washington History Professor William Crawley discussed the life and legacy of third president Thomas Jefferson, paying particular attention to his words and actions on issues of…

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    Jefferson and Hamilton

    John Ferling, professor emeritus of history at the University of West Georgia, talked about his book, Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged A Nation, in which he examines the political…

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    Slavery at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

    Christa Dierksheide, Gardiner Hallock, and Steve Light showed some of the renovations taking place to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation was renovating the south wing of…

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    Thomas Jefferson and George Washington

    Veteran historical interpreters portraying Thomas Jefferson and George Washington engaged in a conversation about their roles in the Revolutionary War and the constitutional government that followed.…

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    Interpreting Thomas Jefferson and Slavery

    Thomas Jefferson interpreter Bill Barker and Monticello’s Historic Interpretation Manager, Brandon Dillard, discused how depictions of both slavery and Jefferson’s life have changed over recent…

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    Thomas Jefferson's Image

    Gaye Wilson talked about the clues in Thomas Jefferson’s dress and mannerisms that reveal how he wished to present himself and his politics in the new Republic. Ms. Wilson is a senior historian…

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    Thomas Jefferson: Author of America

    Christopher Hitchens talked about his book Thomas Jefferson: Author of America, published by HarperCollins in its Eminent Lives series. He described both the public and private lives of Thomas…

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