Want to be the first to know about our latest events?
- This event has passed.
Free Lecture: Difficult Truths at Monticello
February 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
One Mountain, Many Stories: Difficult Truths at Monticello
The McFaddin-Ward House is proud to present One Mountain, Many Stories: Difficult Truths at Monticello. This lecture features Monticello Museum’s own Niya Bates who was instrumental in getting the story of Sally Hemings written into its chapters. Bates is the director of African American History at Monticello and director of the African American Oral History Project known as Getting Word. Ms. Bates will discuss the challenges she and others faced in getting difficult truths incorporated into the museum where America’s Thomas Jefferson once lived.
For more information about Getting Word go to https://www.monticello.org/getting-word.
Information about the Sally Hemings exhibit can be found at https://www.monticello.org/sallyhemings/