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Conversation with Annette Gordon-Reed

September 30, 2021 7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Overview

Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard Law School Professor and Pulitzer-Prize winner for The Hemingses of Monticello, will discuss her newest book, On Juneteenth which provides a historian’s view of the country’s long road to Juneteenth, recounting both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that African Americans have endured in the century since, from Reconstruction through Jim Crow and beyond. Weaving together American history, dramatic family chronicles, and searing episodes of memoir, Gordon-Reed—herself a Texas native and the descendant of enslaved people brought to Texas as early as the 1820s—forges a new and profoundly truthful narrative of her home state, with implications for us all.

This event is live-streamed on the Concord Museum’s website and YouTube channel.

This program is part of Celebrate Concord Week and is sponsored by Mass Humanities and the Bridge Street Fund.

 

Details

Date:
September 30
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm