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A Founding Contradiction

A Founding Contradiction

Update: 2018-11-2644
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"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." These words, penned by Thomas Jefferson more than 240 years ago, continue to inspire many Americans. And yet they were written by a man who owned hundreds of slaves, and fathered six children by an enslaved woman. This week, we talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed about the contradictions in Jefferson's life — and how those contradictions might resonate in our own lives.
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Sean Chambers

wow, Mrs Reed was the best teacher i ever had!

Dec 10th
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Nuage Laboratoire

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Caleb Anderson

"Annette, welcome to hidden brain" "glad to be here, thank you for asking"

Nov 27th
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