Monticello Guide Danna Kelley focuses on the memorable story of Uriah Phillips Levy and his connection to Monticello. She discusses his career in the United States Navy, where he became the first Jewish-American to rise to the rank of commodore as well as the anti-Semitism he faced throughout his time in military service. She also explores his decision to purchase Monticello from James Barclay and begin preservation efforts for the home, and how these efforts were connected to his admiration for Thomas Jefferson.
(Approx. 3.3 min.)