Tuesday, September 29, 2009

John Perrault and Jefferson's Dream

As the second event in our One Book, One Town program series, author and balladeer ("Murder at the Isles of Shoals: The Ballad of Louis Wagner") will present "Jefferson's Dream: The Ballad of the Declaration of Independence" on Tuesday, October 6 at 7 pm.

Based on his new book and CD of the same title (available for cash or personal check), the program focuses on eight great Americans--women and men--who carried the values of the Declaration into our lives. Through the medium of ballads, John traces Jefferson's vision as it dramatically broadened with Abraham Lincoln's interpretation and gave impetus to abolitionism and women's rights.

Beginning with Jefferson, Perrault will present an overview of the evolution of the fundamental ideals of the Republic with commentary and ballads on Jefferson, Harriet Tubman, Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Henry David Thoreau, Ida B. Wells, and Eleanor Roosevelt. He will show how each of the figures overcame monumental obstacles, often risking their very lives for their faith in liberty and equality--a faith based on reason, experience and the lessons of history.

Visit Perrault's website for more information about him and his programs. Seating is limited, so we suggest you reserve a seat by calling 424-5021 or emailing.

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