The History Department is proud to announce that the Littlefield Lectures will be delivered this year by Dr. Annette Gordon-Reed, the author of "Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy" (1997) and "The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family" (2008), which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, among several other prestigious awards.
Dr. Gordon-Reed, a graduate of Harvard Law School, is a professor of history at Rutgers University and the Wallace Stevens professor of law at New York Law School. She was recently awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama in a ceremony at the White House, one of only twenty Americans to be so honored.
The lectures will be delivered on Thurs., April 29, at 5:30 p.m. in the AT&T Center Auditorium, and on Fri., April 30, at 11 a.m., in the William C. Hogg (WCH) building on campus, room 1.120. The titles of the Lectures are: "Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson: Historians and the Enterprise of Defense," and "Monticello Legacies: Recovering the life of an Enslaved Family."