Thomas Jefferson and Slavery

Submitted by Admin on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:55

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