Washington, Longfellow and the Jewish Community at Newport: A Test Case for America
Mid Cambridge, MA 02138
Ted Widmer, director of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University, speaks about George Washington’s 1790 letter to the Jewish community in Newport, Longfellow’s poem on the same theme, and the curious career of religious tolerance in American politics.
Wednesday, June 13 @ 7:00 pm
Co-sponsored by the National Park Service, Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters NHS, the Friends of the Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters, the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, and by Ann Daily. In honor of Frances Ackerly.