Annette Gordon-Reed

February 27, 2014
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Gildenhorn Recital Hall
University of Maryland Campus
College Park, MD

Despite scholarly opposition toward her groundbreaking book, Thomas Jefferson & Sally Hemings: An American Controversy, historian, Harvard Law School professor and Pulitzer Prize winner Annette Gordon-Reed published an unrelenting body of research that led to a 1998 DNA test which proved a once-rumored relationship between Jefferson and the woman he owned.

Her current work continues the story of the Hemings-Jefferson family. She serves as a humanities commission member for the “Heart of the Matter.”