In honor of Black History Month
Dean Leonard M. Baynes
cordially invites you to a lecture featuring
Author of "The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family"
Harvard Law School Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History
and Professor of History, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Harvard University
"Confederate Iconography and Its Relationship to Implicit and Explicit Bias"
Thursday, February 14, 2019
4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Book signing to follow
University of Houston Law Center
1 Hour CLE
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RSVP requested by February 11, 2019
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
This epic work—named a best book of the year by the Washington Post, Time, the Los Angeles Times, Amazon, the San Francisco Chronicle, and a notable book by the New York Times—tells the story of the Hemingses, whose close blood ties to our third president had been systematically expunged from American history until very recently. Now, historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed traces the Hemings family from its origins in Virginia in the 1700s to the family's dispersal after Jefferson's death in 1826.
Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History Professor of History, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Harvard Law School
Annette 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. Gordon-Reed won the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2009 for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (W.W. Norton, 2009), a subject she had previously written about in Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy (University Press of Virginia, 1997). She is also the author of Andrew Johnson (Times Books/Henry Holt, 2010). Her most recently published book (with Peter S. Onuf) is "Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination (Liveright Publishing, 2016). She is the 2018-2019 President of Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. Her honors include a fellowship from the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, a Guggenheim Fellowship in the humanities, a MacArthur Fellowship, the National Humanities Medal, the National Book Award, and the Woman of Power & Influence Award from the National Organization for Women in New York City. Gordon-Reed was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011 and is a member of the Academy's Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences.