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The Revolutionary Samuel Adams

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The Revolutionary Samuel Adams

In-Person and Online Program

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1K0312
In-person Ticket Holders: Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)
Online Ticket Holders: Zoom
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Registration Advisory: This program has multiple ticket options depending on your choice to attend in person at the S. Dillon Ripley Center or as an online program using Zoom. Before you register, please refer to our in-person vs. online program procedural documentation to learn about our current terms and conditions.

Thomas Jefferson once asserted that "for depth of purpose, zeal, and sagacity, no man in Congress exceeded, if any equaled, Sam Adams." John Adams called him "the most elegant writer, the most sagacious politician, and celebrated patriot perhaps of all." But in spite of his celebrated status among America's Founding Fathers as a revolutionary leader, Samuel Adams' life and achievements have been largely overshadowed in the history books.

In a spirited conversation with educator, author, and speaker Rebecca Boggs Roberts, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff examines this often-overlooked founder, following his transformation from the listless, failing son of a wealthy family into the tireless, silver-tongued revolutionary who rallied the likes of John Hancock and John Adams behind him.

Schiff’s book, The Revolutionary Samuel Adams (Little, Brown and Company), is available for purchase.

Read the Smithsonian Magazine article "The Noble Fury of Samuel Adams".

Listen to Stacy Schiff’s interview on the Not Old Better podcast with host Paul Vogelzang.

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Registration for this program will end by 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 1.