Mass Historical Society: Gallery Talk: Jefferson and Slavery


Friday, April 1, 2016, 2:00pm to 3:00pm


Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215

Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence, yet he also owned people as slaves. His experimental farm and garden and his architectural tests were made possible through the uncompensated labor of hundreds. While Jefferson and slavery is not the primary focus of our exhibition, it is present in every room. The curator of the show ,Peter Drummey, will explore this subject.