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An engaged citizenry forms the bedrock of democracy. In this livestream, we explore Thomas Jefferson’s ideas about what it meant to be a citizen, the people who were left out of that definition, and what this history can teach Americans today. through a Q&A with Thomas Jefferson, interpreted by Bill Barker.

This livestream was made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.