Audio of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom (.mp3)

http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/jeffersons_words/religious_statute.mp3

Reading Level:

  • Middle

Bill Barker, who interprets Thomas Jefferson for Colonial Williamsburg, reads the Statue of Virginia for Religious Freedom as drafted by Jefferson. 

See the image of the Statute in the Gallery section of this site for a transcript of the statute as adopted in 1786.