BILL BARKER: PRESIDENTS' DAY CELEBRATION--MAN AND LEGACY
Thursday, February 18, 2021
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
In times of great strife, Americans have often looked to our nations founding fathers for guidance. In doing so, we inevitably address the paradoxes they posed. The same Thomas Jefferson who penned the idea that all men are created equal in our Declaration of Independence, is the same founder who owned hundreds of slaves through the course of his life. How could this be, and what are the lessons to us today? To help us unpack these and other historically loaded questions, the Hauenstein Center, along with our partners at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and Library, welcomes Monticellos William Barker back to Grand Rapids. Widely regarded as the nations foremost Thomas Jefferson interpreter, Barker joins us for a celebration of Presidents' Day and for a conversation that plumbs our difficult past.
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