Sunday, October 1, 2017 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
"History is to a great degree an imaginative enterprise; when writing it or reading it, we try to see the subjects in their time and space. Imagining requires some starting point of connection." Annette Gordon Reed, renowned scholar of American history, will speak about the history and legacies of slavery on the estate of the largest slaveholding family in colonial Massachusetts, the site of the only remaining freestanding slave quarters building in the North. Dr. Gordon-Reed has published six books, among them "The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family," which won the Pulitzer Prize in history and the National Book Award for nonfiction. Her many honors include the National Humanities Medal, a Guggenheim Fellowship in the humanities, and a MacArthur Fellowship.