World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Annette Gordon-Reed
East Texas-born Annette Gordon-Reed, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Harvard lawyer and nationally respected educator, continues the World Affairs Council’s Founding Fathers Series with a discussion of Thomas Jefferson, the nation’s third president and principal author of the Declaration of Independence.
Gordon-Reed, born and raised in Livingston, Texas, won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for History and the 2008 National Book Award for her work, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. It is the story of Jefferson’s relationship with slave Sally Hemings and her family. She also wrote the 1997 book, Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy.
Her latest book is The Most Blessed of Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Imagination, which she co-wrote with leading Jefferson scholar Peter S. Onuf. The book, on sale the day of her Council appearance, addresses the intellectual side of Jefferson.
This program in the Founding Fathers Series is presented by the Council in partnership with the Center for Presidential History at SMU and in cooperation with the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and the Montpelier Foundation.