June 18, 2021 — 5:00pm – 8:00 pm
Did Jefferson ever believe “All men are created equal …?”
We all know Jefferson owned slaves. We also know that in 1803, he purchased Louisiana from Bonaparte setting the stage for future displacements, genocides, and other crimes against America’s First Nations. Were “all men” only white Protestant males in Jefferson’s mind? Did he feel that Africans and Indians deserved any rights or were they just to be treated like the cattle and fauna of the land? Was the Declaration of Independence meant to be a vision and ethos for our new nation, or was it just convenient propaganda to gain support for separation from the British Empire?
see http://www.fortmifflin.us/event/jeffersonian-picnic-june/ for details.