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Virtual Lunch and Learn: John Quincy Adams and the Amistad Affair

March 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

EST  | Virtual

In this virtual presentation, historian Jeffrey A. Denman will discuss John Quincy Adams’ background and experiences in politics beginning with the administration of George Washington. This talk will include the Amistad affair as it pertains to Connecticut, and John Quincy Adams’ arguments in front of the Supreme Court resulting in the freeing of the captives. Denman will also touch on the evolution of Adams’ thinking and his actions in Congress.

This virtual event is free and open to the public. Register on our website to receive the Zoom link.

Questions? Contact Public Programs and Special Events Coordinator, Jen Busa, via email at jbusa@connecticutmuseum.org.

About the Speaker: Historian Jeffrey A. Denman is the author of John Quincy Adams, Reluctant Abolitionist. He is the co-author of Greene and Cornwallis: The Pivotal Struggle of the American Revolution, 1780-1781. His research focuses primarily on the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth centuries in American history. Jeff is a graduate of the University of Maine and the University of Connecticut and is a retired teacher of American History and World Geography in the Brookline Public Schools, Brookline, Massachusetts. He has also written several articles dealing with various aspects of the American Revolution, the Civil War, and World War II in various historical publications.

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