Annette Gordon-Reed Wins 2009 Pulitzer for History

HemingsCongratulations are in order for author and historian Annette Gordon-Reed, whose book “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family” has won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for History. Ms. Gordon-Reed, who also wrote “Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy,” was the Speaker at BHS’ Annual Library Dinner in March. She delivered an amazing speech on the lives of the Hemings family, including much about Sally Hemings, who bore seven children by Thomas Jefferson. Again, congratulations from BHS and we hope that Ms. Gordon-Reed will return to the BHS Library when she begins to research for her next book. 






About Alli

I am the Communications & Development Associate at BHS. This summer I'm looking forward to many things - bike riding and traveling to Guatemala are at the top of the list. I am also eagerly awaiting BHS' Fort Greene/Clinton Hill Neighborhood Guide so I can read up on the history and architecture of my favorite Brooklyn neighborhoods.
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