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    On Juneteenth, by Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times best-selling author, will be featured at the first faculty and staff book club meeting.

    Faculty and Staff Book Club Features Pulitzer Prize winner

    On Juneteenth, by Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times best-selling author, will be featured at the first faculty and staff book club meeting.
    August 30, 2022

    The Offices of the Provost, Human Resources and Equity and Diversity offer a faculty and staff book club. Committed to enhancing an inclusive campus environment, the club book will match the first-year seminar Royal Read, "On Juneteenth" by Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times best-selling author, Annette Gordon-Reed.

    This book club is designed to create a space for thoughtful dialogue. Registering for the book club signifies an agreement to participate in the group conversation at the luncheon meeting. Books will be available the second week of September at no cost for staff and faculty participants. Register here to get a book and attend the luncheon. Seating is limited.

    The book club meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 12 p.m. in DeNaples 405.  A light lunch will be provided.

    In addition to the meeting, faculty and staff are encouraged join the in-person lecture given by the author on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Byron Recreational Center, which is geared toward first-year students.

    Annette Gordon-Reed is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard. Gordon-Reed won 16 book prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2009 and the National Book Award in 2008, for "The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family" (W.W. Norton, 2008).

    In addition to articles and reviews, her other works include "Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy" (UVA Press, 1997), "Vernon Can Read! A Memoir, a collaboration with Vernon Jordan" (PublicAffairs, 2001), "Race on Trial: Law and Justice in American History" (Oxford University Press, 2002), a volume of essays that she edited, "Andrew Johnson" (Times Books/Henry Holt, 2010) and, with Peter S. Onuf, “'Most Blessed of the Patriarchs': Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination" (Liveright Publishing, 2016). Her most recent book is "On Juneteenth" (Liveright Publishing, 2021). Gordon-Reed was the Vyvyan Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History at the University of Oxford (Queens College) 2014-2015.

    Between 2010 and 2015, she was the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. She was the 2018-2019 President of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. Currently, she serves as President of the Ames Foundation. A selected list of her honors includes a fellowship from the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, a Guggenheim Fellowship in the humanities, a MacArthur Fellowship, the National Humanities Medal, the National Book Award, the Frederick Douglass Book Prize, the George Washington Book Prize, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award.

    Gordon-Reed served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College from 2010 to 2018. She was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011 and was a member of the Academy’s Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences. In 2019, she was elected as a member of the American Philosophical Society.

    Biography source: Harvard Law School website - https://hls.harvard.edu/faculty/directory/10329/Gordon-Reed

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