A Test Case for America:
Washington, Longfellow, and the Jewish Community at Newport
September 19, 2012
FPC Parish House
3 Church St., Cambridge, MA 02138
This event is free; no tickets are required.
Cambridge Forum welcomes TED WIDMER, director of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University, for a discussion about religious tolerance in America.
Widmer will speak 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.
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.
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