Washington: Hamilton’s Jewish roots in March 14 virtual talk

An etching of Alexander Hamilton from the Library of Congress.

An etching of Alexander Hamilton from the Library of Congress.

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WASHINGTON — The Greater Washington Coalition for Jewish Life (GWCJL) will present a free virtual talk, “Hamilton: Man, Myth, Musical…Mensch; The little-known story of the Founder’s Jewish Roots,” on Sunday, March 14, at 10 a.m.

Professor Robert Watson will reveal the story of one of America’s founders and “his Jewish father and deep connection to the Jewish community of his birth and in America,” a GWCJL announcement said.

Watson has published over 40 books and roughly 200 scholarly articles on topics in history and politics, as well as two-multi-edition encyclopedia sets on the presidents and first ladies. He has delivered roughly 2,000 lectures to libraries, museums, historic sites, community groups and corporate conventions around the world. He is the recipient of many awards for his contributions to the study of the presidency, election commentary and for his efforts to combat anti-Semitism, incivility, contributions to the study of the presidency and election commentary. He currently holds the title Distinguished Professor of American History and Director Civitas at Lynn University and serves as Senior Fellow in Florida’s Joint Center for Citizenship. He is currently writing a book on a pandemic that caused the evacuation of the capital in 1793.

To pre-register and receive the Zoom link, contact jewishlifect@gmail.com or call Sally Talarico at 860-868-2434.