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Tour Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Thomas Jefferson, third president, philosopher, scientist, historian, and author of the Declaration of the Independence, helped establish the foundations of self-government and individual freedom we know today. Jefferson's words—the Declaration and his more than 19,000 letters—and his architecture—including Monticello and the University of Virginia— provide a lens for scholars and visitors today to view the beginnings of early America.
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Thomas Jefferson's Spurious Quotes
Monticello's Research Librarian, Anna Berkes, talks about her experiences to researching and listing the misquoting of Thomas Jefferson. (Produced in 2012). Check out a related article in The Wall Street Journal.
Revolutionary chef Alice Waters visits Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville, VA to prepare a meal in Jefferson's kitchen, with chef Scott Peacock. (Produced in 2012)
Getting Word: African American Families of Monticello
A three-minute video about Getting Word, a project to identify the descendants of Monticello's enslaved community and collect their oral histories. Begun in 1993, the Monticello's researchers have interviewed nearly 180 individuals and will share their research through a website that will launch in late January 2012.