Expert on Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemings to Speak on 'Black Citizenship'
Harvard's Annette Gordon-Reed to Deliver McCorkle Lecture
October 31, 2017
Harvard professor Annette Gordon-Reed, an expert on Thomas Jefferson and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for her work on Sally Hemings' family, will deliver the McCorkle Lecture on "Black Citizenship, Law, and the Founding" at the University of Virginia School of Law's Caplin Pavilion on Nov. 9 at 4 p.m.
Gordon-Reed is the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and a professor of history in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.
She won the Pulitzer Prize in history in 2009 for "The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family," a subject she had previously written about in "Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy." Her most recently published book (with UVA history professor emeritus Peter S. Onuf) is "'Most Blessed of the Patriarchs': Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination."