Free lecture at National Historic Site in Westchester County, Sunday, April 13, 2 PM
The relationship between President Thomas Jefferson and the Hemings family, who were enslaved African Americans on Jefferson’s Virginia plantation, will be the subject of a talk by Professor Annette Gordon-Reed of Harvard University, at St. Paul’s Church N.H.S., Sunday, April 13, at 2 PM.
Professor Gordon-Reed is the author most notably of a landmark series of books which explored this controversial topic, including The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, published in 2008, which received the Pulitzer Prize in History.
The presentation marks the 10th annual Aronson Memorial Lecture, named for Fran Aronson, a Mt. Vernon resident and devoted volunteer at St. Paul’s N.H.S. in the 1980s and 1990s.
Parking and admission are free; refreshments served.
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 2 PM
St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, 897 South Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY, 914-667-4116