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Monticello to make Jefferson's work relevant to today

Friday - 7/1/2011, 9:10am  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Monticello is creating an online educational program to help teachers make Thomas Jefferson's work relevant to today's students.

Monticello announced Thursday in a news release that the Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant for the "Liberty Today" program.

Thomas Jefferson Foundation president and CEO Leslie Greene Bowman says Jefferson believed that education was essential to creating a free and enlightened society. She says the grant will extend Jefferson's legacy to new generations.

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