2009 Anisfield-Wolf Award winner Annette Gordon-Reed had the distinct privilege of being awarded a MacArthur “Genius” grant, which is a $500,000 prize for individuals with an exceptionally high level of creativity in their work. The grant is a no-strings-attached award, designed to let the winners continue to produce high-quality work without financial worry. Here is Annette’s video on how she began work on her book, The Hemmingses of Monticello, and what being a MacArthur Fellow means to her.
With “On Juneteenth,” Annette Gordon-Reed Makes The Holiday And Its Texas Origins Personal
The holiday of Juneteenth is deepening its mark on American history. The U.S. Senate voted unanimously this week to make…
Author Isabel Wilkerson On Past And Present: “Our Current Divisions Are Neither New Nor Surprising”
Watch Henry Louis Gates’ New Series, “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise”
What if Martin Luther King Jr woke up and asked, “What happened since I’ve been gone?” The answer is the…