Thursday, April 16
Farmington Historic Plantation
3033 Bardstown Road
$10; 6 p.m.
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is sponsoring a presentation entitled “Historical Memory and the Meaning of Slavery Today,” by noted historian and author John David Smith, the Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of American History at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The presentation will take place at Farmington Historic Plantation tonight at 6 p.m.
Smith’s lecture will focus on slavery, what Thomas Jefferson termed the “peculiar institution,” and how it still has meaning to Americans. Smith’s lecture interprets the ongoing dialogue over slavery as reflecting a new recognition of its prominent role not only in causing the Civil War, but in defining much of American history before and after 1865.