Kentucky Historical Society
KHS to Host History Speaks!: "Democracy's Lawyer: Felix Grundy of the Old Southwest"
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 19, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host History Speaks!, a program of the Highlighting History series, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort. The evening will be hosted by J. Roderick Heller, author of “Democracy’s Lawyer: Felix Grundy of the Old Southwest.”
Felix Grundy was a central political figure of the post-Revolutionary War era, and has been called the epitome of the “American Democrat.” This Kentucky-raised defense lawyer was a rival of Henry Clay and Secretary of State under Martin van Buren, making him a political giant in early 19th-century America. J. Roderick Heller leads this discussion, with highlights from his book, which is the first comprehensive biography of Grundy since 1940.
Admission is free to History Speaks!, which is part of the KHS Highlighting History series. For more information about this program, contact Erica Harvey at 502-564-1792, ext. 4461, or Erica.Harvey@ky.gov.
The KHS Highlighting History series includes History Speaks!, Food for Thought and special Thursday evening programs that offer guests an opportunity to explore a wide variety of historical topics. Highlighting History is provided through the generous support of the KHS Foundation. To find out more about Highlighting History and other KHS programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.