ABOUT THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HOUR'S CLAY JENKINSON
Clay Jenkinson has lectured about and portrayed Jefferson in forty-nine states over a period of fifteen years, having performed before Supreme Court justices, presidents, eighteen state legislatures, and countless public, corporate and student audiences as well as appearing on The Today Show, Politically Incorrect, The Colbert Report and CNN. Clay is a humanities scholar, Rhodes Scholar, author and social commentator who is considered one of the most entertaining and articulate public speakers in the country.
Clay received the National Endowment for the Humanities’ highest award from President George H Bush. He was the first public humanities scholar to present a program at a White House sponsored event when he presented Thomas Jefferson for a gathering hosted by President and Mrs. Clinton. When award-winning humanities documentary producer Ken Burns turned his attention to Thomas Jefferson, he asked Clay to be the major humanities commentator on that film and others that followed.
He is the author of such books as, The Character of Meriwether Lewis- Explorer in the Wilderness, A Free and Hardy Life – Theodore Roosevelt’s Sojourn in the American West, and Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. He is a Distinguished Scholar of the Humanities at Bismarck State College and writes a weekly column for the Bismarck Tribune. Clay lives and writes in Bismarck, North Dakota. Read Mr. Jenkinson's full bio here.
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
A special evening to celebrate American ideals,
measure our progress toward a more perfect union
and consider the work still to do
Some would say that the story of America is the biggest, boldest idea in human history writ large and offered freely for centuries to our citizens. Some would say it is the story of promises broken, ideals unmet. Perhaps, it is both. Through the eyes of the author of the Declaration of Independence, we’ll mark our progress toward a more perfect union and consider what both Mr. Jefferson and those of us charged with perfecting America today might think is yet to achieve. This will be a special evening about the promise of America.
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