The Citizen Justice Initiative spearheaded this project for the University's Bicentennial Celebration. As the University at large looked back at its illustrious history, this project seeks to address how we engage with Thomas Jefferson's history today and to look forward to more inclusive history-telling for the next 200 years of the University's history.
Throughout the course of the Notes on the State podcast series, we engaged over 10 students in experiential learning opportunities about Jefferson and the history of slavery. This included person-on-the-street-interviews, tours of Monticello, and involvement with editing more than 14 interviews conducted over the course of the series.
Notes on the State website and interview archive
The first episode was published on Presidents' Day 2019:
- February 15, 2019 Washington Post: "Thomas Jefferson is the R. Kelly of the American Enlightenment"
- February 7, 2019 Cavalier Daily: "Woodson Institute releases promo for podcast on Jefferson's controversial legacy
- February 7, 2019 UVA TODAY: UVA Podcast Guide Part III: Examining Jefferson with Fresh Eyes