Saturday, December 1, 2012, 12:00 – 1:30pm

SPL: Clay Jenkinson: A Debate Between Thomas Jefferson & Theodore Roosevelt

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Free.

Civics, Other Performance

Cultural commentator, National Humanities Medal recipient, and Rhodes scholar Clay Jenkinson presents a debate between two of our county’s greatest presidents: Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt. Co-founder of the modern Chatuauqua movement, a forum for public discussion about the ideas and lives of key figures in American history, Jenkinson offers a three-part Chautauqua performance. First, Jenkinson appears in costume in the persona of his characters, speaking as presidents Jefferson and Roosevelt. Then he opens the floor to questions from the audience. Lastly, he breaks character and answers questions as a scholar, based on his research. Presented by Seattle Public Library as part of its 2012 McLellan/O’Donnell Living History Series.

Free; no tickets required. Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue.

LEARN MORE:
www.spl.org
Hear Jenkinson’s syndicated radio show at www.jeffersonhour.org

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2 Comments

  1. Posted November 3, 2012 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    Looking forward to seeing Mr. Jenkinson in person!

  2. Lesley Hallenborg
    Posted November 23, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    Going to be great to see Clay again and meet Nancy. Hope the weather co-operates.

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