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A Conversation with Annette Gordon-Reed

Pulitzer Prize Winner Annette Gordon-Reed
Tony Rinaldo
In honor of Juneteenth, join Inprint and the Houston Museum of African American Culture for a free livestream conversation with Annette Gordon-Reed and award-winning journalist for ABC-13 News Melanie Lawson. Texas native Annette Gordon-Reed is, according to H.W. Brands, “one of the most important American historians of all time.” Her breakout work The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in History and the National Book Award for Nonfiction. She is also the author of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy and Andrew Johnson. She co-wrote Vernon Can Read: A Memoir with civil rights leader, lawyer, and presidential advisor Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. and “The Most Blessed Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination with historian Peter S. Onuf. Her honors include a MacArthur Fellowship, the National Humanities Medal, the Frederick Douglas Book Prize, the George Washington Book Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. In her new book, “the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian interweaves her personal, trailblazing history with that of her home state to pierce many of the false narratives we learned as children about the country’s treatment of African Americans… with beautiful prose, breathtaking stories, and painful memories,” writes Daina Ramey Berry, the Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professor of History and Chair of the History Department at the University of Texas at Austin, for The Washington Post. Weaving together American history and personal memoir, On Juneteenth reflects on Gordon-Reed’s experience growing up in racially segregated Conroe, Texas, 40 miles north of Houston. Gordon-Reed is currently the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard Law School and lives in New York, New York and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our partners at Kindred Stories are offering a 10% discount on purchases of On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed. To receive the discount, order your copy of Gordon-Reed’s new book at www.kindredstorieshtx.com from now until two days after the event. At checkout, enter INPRINT in the discount code box and then click “Apply.” . [Organizer's description]

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