Apr. 16: "William Penn: A Life”

January 27, 2020

Speaker: Andrew Murphy, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, VCU

William Penn's name is everywhere, but how much do most people really know about him? His is not the face on the Quaker Oats box, and Pennsylvania, it turns out, was not named after him. Three hundred years after Penn's death, Murphy sought a fresh look at this iconic American figure. The result — “William Penn: A Life,” published last year — is a complex portrait of a man whose legacy we are still grappling with today.

April 16
5 p.m.
Cabell Library, Room 250
Free and open to all

Sponsored by the VCU Humanities Research Center