Annette-Gordon Reed and Ed Ayers in Conversation May 3

Edward L. Ayers (left) and Annette Gordon-Reed (right)Please join us on May 3 for a live conversation between Professor Annette Gordon-Reed and Professor Ed Ayers as they discuss her new book On Juneteenth.

Register to attend here for free.

Weaving together American history, dramatic family chronicle, and searing episodes of memoir, Gordon-Reed’s On Juneteenth provides a historian’s view of the country’s long road to Juneteenth, recounting both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships African Americans have endured in the century since, from Reconstruction through Jim Crow and beyond.

We invite teachers, students, and history lovers to join us for this free event.

Annette Gordon-Reed is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard University and a professor of history in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She has published seven books and won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize in history, the George Washington Prize, and the National Book Award for nonfiction. She is a Trustee of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Edward L. Ayers, Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities at the University of Richmond, is an American historian, professor, and administrator, and was the ninth president of the University of Richmond, serving from 2007 to 2015. Ayers is also a Trustee of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.