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BLC Lecture: Annette Gordon-Reed – On Juneteenth
June 21 @ 7:30 pm
The Brookhaven Lecture Committee presents Annette Gordon-Reed, Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard University, on On Juneteenth at 7:30 pm in the Performance Hall and streaming. Juneteenth is America’s vital new holiday, commemorating the end of slavery. Annette Gordon-Reed, the first Black person to win the Pulitzer Prize for History and winner of a MacArthur Genius award, is one of the integral voices who helped Juneteenth officially enter our national conversation. Her book about this day—On Juneteenth—weaves together America’s past with a personal memoir; it was named one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post, TIME, and NPR. The New York Times said Annette is “one of the most important American historians of our time.”