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VIDEO: WORLDWISE Arts and Humanities Dean's Lecture Series Featuring Annette Gordon-Reed

Despite scholarly opposition toward her groundbreaking book, “Thomas Jefferson & Sally Hemings: An American Controversy,” historian, Harvard Law School professor and Pulitzer Prize winner Annette Gordon-Reed published an unrelenting body of research that led to a 1998 DNA test that proved the once-rumored relationship between Jefferson and the woman he owned. Her current work continues the story of the Hemings-Jefferson family. She too serves as a humanities commission member for the "Heart of the Matter."

Co-sponsored by the ADVANCE Program for Inclusive Excellence and Miller Center for Historical Studies