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
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This event is FREE, but ticketed general seating.
1) Reserve tickets online through the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center or by phone 301.405.ARTS.
2) Limit of two tickets per person. Tickets do not guarantee admission.
3) To minimize empty seats we are issuing more tickets than available seats. Arrive early to claim your seat.
4) Any tickets not retrieved by 5:15 p.m. on the day of the event are subject to being released to persons in a standby line. Ticket returns are accepted any time before the event.
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