About the event

Join Annette Gordon-Reed, Professor of History at Harvard University, for the 7th Annual John Patrick Diggins Memorial Lecture on Thomas Jefferson and Black Nationalism.

Annette Gordon-Reed is the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School, and a Professor of History at Harvard University. She received the 2008 National Book Award and the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in History for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (2008). She is also the author of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy (1997). Her most recent publication is “The Most Blessed of Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Imagination (with Peter S. Onuf). Her honors include the National Humanities Medal, a Guggenheim Fellowship in the humanities, a fellowship from the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, a MacArthur Fellowship, and the National Organization for Women in New York City’s Woman of Power and Influence Award. Gordon-Reed was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011 and is a member of the Academy’s Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences.

John Patrick Diggins (1935-2009) was Distinguished Professor at the PhD Program in History at the CUNY Graduate Center from 1990 until his death. Among his many books are The Lost Soul of American Politics (1984), The Promise of Pragmatism (1994), Max Weber: Politics and the Spirit of Tragedy (1996) and Why Niebuhr Now? (2011).

Organized by the PhD Program in History.