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Review of the Smithsonian Institute’s new exhibit, ‘Thomas Jefferson and Slavery at Monticello.
New museum exhibits are created with the purpose …of providing new insights, displaying rarely seen artifacts, and/or educating the public about overlooked historical time periods. 384 more words
After several months of pain, caused by inflamed tendons that left my thumb frozen and looking as if ready for take-off in the “locked and upright position”, failed therapy and cortisone injections (think medieval torture by thumb-screws), the agony being at last relieved with a 10-minute surgical procedure, I was more than eager to greet spring with a day trip to… 341 more words
Thomas Jefferson will always be remembered as the chief writer of the Committee of 5 that crafted the Declaration of Independence. Though born of Welsh parents and a British citizen, he felt called to help form a new nation that he loved deeply but was well aware of all her faults as well. 487 more words