Annette Gordon-Reed: The Contradictions of Jefferson

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Admission: $15 non-members, $7 museum and WHYY members (includes access to Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello from 5-8:30 p.m.)


Thomas Jefferson helped create a new nation based on individual freedom and self-government—yet he remained a slaveholder throughout his life. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed explores the contradictions in words and actions of the famous Founding Father and slavery in early America in a thought-provoking discussion inspired by the museum’s current feature exhibition Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello. Chris Satullo, WHYY’s Executive Director for News and Civic Dialogue, facilitates.

Event & Parking Information

This event is sold out.

Please note that this program is subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information. National Constitution Center programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.

Parking will be available for $9 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th streets on a first come first serve basis. Pick up your discounted parking voucher at registration.




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