“Life, Liberty & Happiness” Lecture Series

In partnership please join James Madison’s Montpelier and The Valentine Museum as we explore religious freedom, democracy, and the U.S. Constitution. In this second segment of a three part series, Eola Dance will guide a discussion of faith and practice, equal protection under the law, and our shared responsibility in telling “whole history.” Distinguished panelist Chief Keith Anderson (Nansemond Indian Nation) will illuminate the long journey to religious freedom for Native American Nations and citizens; joined by Rev. Larry Walker (Montpelier Descendants Committee) we will explore the ways in which faith, perseverance, and spirituality sustained generations of descendants of the enslaved as Piedmont VA “landkin” sharing in connection to this cultural landscape; and we welcome American slavery, law, and religious studies scholar Paul Finkelman (PhD) who will provide depth of insight into the U.S. Constitution and the protection of religious freedom past and present.

Event Details

Date & Time

Location

James Madison’s Montpelier

June 11, 2022

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