Spring 2020 Lecture Series: “Jefferson’s Daughters” By Catherine Kerrison

Spring 2020 Lecture Series: “Jefferson’s Daughters” By Catherine Kerrison

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Tuesday, April 28 at 7 PM: Catherine Kerrison will present a lecture on her book Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black in a Young America. Thomas Jefferson is among the most famous of America’s Founding Fathers, but it is easy to forget that he was an actual father to three daughters: Martha and Maria, by his wife Martha Wayles Jefferson, and Harriet by his slave Sally Hemings. This talk will explore the different life paths the eldest and youngest sisters chose, to see both the possibilities and the limitations for women and people of color as a result of the American Revolution. Their stories help us to understand issues of race and gender in our own day, and to reflect on the personal and political legacy of one of our most fascinating Founders. The Old Barracks is pleased to host lectures and discussions by leading historians and authors on a variety of subjects sponsored by the Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of New Jersey. Lectures are free to attend, and pre-orders for books are encouraged. Books can be pre-ordered online at: www.barracks.org.

https://www.barracks.org/spring_lectures.html