Friday, June 17, 2011

Thomas Jefferson: a Ripton talk this Saturday

Local Thomas Jefferson expert will give a talk at 4:00 pm, Saturday, June 18th, at the Ripton Community Church.
The topic:

In the context of Thomas Jefferson’s tombstone legacy, i.e.: Author of the Declaration of American Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and father of the University of Virginia, Chip Stokes will explain what Lincoln meant by his closing phrase of the Gettysburg Address; “Government of
the People, by the People, for the People. "

In the words of Merrill D. Peterson, Stokes “undoubtedly has the best collection of Jeffersonia in private hands in the United States or in the world."

Sponsored by Friends of The Ripton Community Church.

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