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James Madison Lecture Series: “The Hemings Family of Monticello”

October 12, 2017 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Professor Annette Gordon-Reed

Professor Annette Gordon-Reed

Annette Gordon-Reed, Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard University, will present the third annual James Madison Lecture program of the Wisconsin Historical Society in Milwaukee on Oct. 12, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in UW-Milwaukee’s Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd. (She presents the same lecture in Madison on Oct. 11).

The title of Dr. Gordon-Reed’s presentation, free and open to the public, is “The Hemings Family of Monticello.”

Professor Gordon-Reed is the author of three books about Thomas Jefferson and the Hemings family. She won both the Pulitzer Prize in History and the National Book Award for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (W.W. Norton, 2009).

Other honors include a MacArthur Fellowship, the National Humanities Medal, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Woman of Power & Influence Award from the National Organization of Women.

Following the free lecture, a ticketed event with Professor Gordon-Reed is available for $100 per person. Participants may attend a reception and 3-course dinner in the “stained glass room” of the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, with an opportunity to meet Professor Gordon-Reed. Tickets will be available online in late August. For questions please contact Erica Fox Gehrig, 608-261-1379 or erica.gehrig@wisconsinhistory.org.

Funding for the Lectures has been generously provided by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. Additional funding for the Lectures is provided by the James Madison Lectures endowment, which was made possible by a bequest from the Estate of John A. Peters and many private donors.

The 2017 event is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Historical Society, UW-Milwaukee Libraries, and the Center for the Study of the American Constitution.


October 12, 2017
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM