Comment
0
Tweet
1
Print
RSS Feeds

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.


(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)