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John Quincy Adams: A Spirit Unconquerable!

May 3, 2017
7:00 pm

Goodrich Memorial Library
Image of John Quincy Adams

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that John Quincy Adams “took his tea with sulfuric acid.” Perhaps he did, but he also wrote poetry, loved theater, opera, and good wine and company; he held informed views on a myriad of subjects. Actor Jim Cooke portrays him in the last decade of a remarkable life as he sits for his final portrait. Learn of his part in the creation of the Smithsonian Institute, his defense of the Amistad Africans before the Supreme Court, his dedication of America’s first astronomical observatory, and his long fight against the slave-master’s Gag Rule in Congress.

(Note: This presentation is not a First Wednesdays event. The First Wednesdays talk originally scheduled for this date and time at Goodrich Memorial Library has been rescheduled to June 7.)


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Carol Nicholson
(802) 334-7902


Goodrich Memorial Library
202 Main St
Newport, VT 05855 United States
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