Today the Smithsonian and Monticello are hosting a free live webinar focusing on my favorite Mr. J., offered in conjunction with the exhibits I mentioned in my recent TJ birthday post. Jefferson: Revolutionary Thinker will include a series of discussions which will touch on the subjects of religion, slavery, the westward expansion, and more. The lineup of presenters include Monticello president Leslie Greene Bowman, as well as directors and historians from the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and even Colonial Williamsburg TJ interpreter, Bill Barker. Visit this page to see the full program and bios for the presenters. The program begins at 9:50am EST with an introduction and runs until 3:50pm. Registration is free for anyone who would like to participate, and will remain open throughout the day. You can register online here. For anyone unable to view the presentations live today, the recorded material will be available online at a later date.
Monticello, April 2010