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The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

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This epic work 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. It brings to life not only Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson but also their children and Hemings's siblings, who shared a father with Jefferson's wife, Martha.

Speaker:  PROF. ANNETTE GORDON-REED, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award

Sponsored by: Committee on Books at the Bar, Hon. Diane Kiesel, Chair; Legal History Committee, Prof. John Q. Barrett, Chair; Committee on Minorities in the Courts, R. Nadine Fontaine, Chair

Co-sponsored by: Metropolitan Black Bar Association’s Law & Literature Committee

 

Event Location: 42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Ave.)