The Interviewees

Richard Beeman

Author of “Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor” and Professor of History, the University of Pennsylvania

Lonnie Bunch

Founding Director of The National Museum of African American History & Culture

Joseph Ellis

Author of “Founding Brothers” and Professor Emeritus of History at Mount Holyoke College

Jon Kukla

Author of “Mr. Jefferson’s Women” and former Director of Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial

David Azerrad

Director, Center for Principles and Politics at the Heritage Foundation

Walter Brueggemann

Professor Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary

Richard Cooper

Director of Interpretation at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Christian Cotz

Director of Education at James Madison’s Montpelier

Thomas Kidd

Author of “Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots” and Professor of History at Baylor University

Christa Dierksheide

Historian at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, and Co-Author of “Thomas Jefferson’s Worlds”

Sara Georgini

Assistant Editor, The Adams Papers at The Massachusetts Historical Society

Travis Ricketts

Professor of History, Politics & Government at Bryan College

Allan Kulikoff

Professor of History at University of Georgia

George McDaniel

Executive Director Emeritus, Drayton Hall Plantation

David Eltis

Author of “The Rise of African Slavery in the Americas” and Professor Emeritus at Emory University

Carl Westmoreland

Senior Historian at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Eric Jackson

Professor of History at Northern Kentucky University

India Meissel

National Council for the Social Studies Teacher of the Year

Kat Imhoff

President at James Madison’s Montpelier

Mary V. Thompson

Research Historian at Mount Vernon and Author of ” The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret : George Washington and Slavery “

Sara Bon-Harper

Executive Director at Ash Lawn-Highland

Caroline Keinath

Deputy Superintendent at Adams National Historic Park

David Rutledge

Professor of History at Furman University

Rick Starr

Park Ranger at Independence National Historic Park

Doug Bradburn

Founding Director of the Fred W. Smith National Library at Mount Vernon

Tolivar Wills

Senior Pastor at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church

Nicholas Wood

Adjunct Instructor of History at the University of Virginia specializing in slavery and abolitionism in the early republic

Leonce Crump

Lead Pastor at Renovation Church

Ken Turner

Professor of Theology at Bryan College

K. Carl Smith

Author of “Frederick Douglass Republicans”

Julian Dangerfield

Associate Pastor at Shiloh Church

Catherine Braxton

Descendant of enslaved person of Drayton Hall Plantation

Jim Reimann

Editor of the Updated Oswald Chambers, “My Utmost for His Highest”

Harry Reeder

Senior Pastor at Briarwood Presbyterian Church

Alisha Cromwell

Ph.D Candidate, University of Georgia specializing in enslaved women’s role in the Southern Economy

Rod Gragg

Author of “Forged in Faith” and Professor at Coastal Carolina University

Henry Wiencek

Historian and Author of “Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves”

Carolyn Davis

Assistant Professor at Morehouse College

Carter Hudgins

President and CEO, Drayton Hall Preservation Trust

Edward Larson

Author of “The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789″

Robert Baker

Author of “Prigg v Pennsylvania”

Matt Reeves

Director of Archaeology and Landscape Restoration at James Madison’s Montpeilier

Zac Cunningham

Historian at George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm