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A Founding Contradiction


November 26, 2018 20:21

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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. Read more
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