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Education :: Lecture
Montana History Club: Thomas Jefferson & African Americans
7:00 PM
Missoula Public Library
Thomas Jefferson was a man of great talent and enduring mystery. The nation’s third president mastered many intellectual pursuits, but shared few views about his personal life. One of these was his true feelings about African Americans. Even though he was a slave-owner, he nevertheless attacked the slave trade in his first draft of the Declaration of Independence. He supported the education of slaves, but never freed his own except for a few he may have fathered. For a man who was preoccupied with living the life of a wealthy white plantation owner, he may also have forged a deep relationship with an African American woman whom he owned. If he were as successful as his brother plantation owner (GW), we may have a better understanding of what motivated this American “Sphinx”! Refreshments provided by Sharon Weldon and Laurie Oeler. Presentation by Larry Mylnechuk in the Large Meeting Room. 7:00 PM
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Missoula Public Library
Address: 301 East Main Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 721-2665

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