When

Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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Cultural Education Center
222 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12230


 
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Archives Partnership Trust
New York State Archives Partnership Trust
518-473-7091
aptrust@nysed.gov

Celebrating 2020 Empire State
Archives & History Award
Thursday, October 8, 2020

7:00 P.M.

Cultural Education Center
222 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY

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About the Honoree

Annette Gordon-Reed is the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and a Professor of History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. Gordon-Reed won sixteen book prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2009 and the National Book Award in 2008 for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. In addition to articles and reviews, her other works include Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy, Vernon Can Read! A Memoir, a collaboration with Vernon Jordan, Race on Trial: Law and Justice in American History, a volume of essays that she edited, Andrew Johnson and, most recently, with Peter S. Onuf, “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination. Gordon-Reed was the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History at Queen's College, University of Oxford (2014-2015) and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University (2010-2015). She was the 2018-2019 President of Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. She is the current President of the Ames Foundation. A selected list of her honors include a fellowship from the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, a Guggenheim Fellowship in the humanities, a MacArthur Fellowship, the National Humanities Medal, the National Book Award, the Frederick Douglass Book Prize, George Washington Book Prize, and the Woman of Power & Influence Award from the National Organization for Women in New York City. Gordon-Reed was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011 and is a member of the Academy’s Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences. In 2019, she was elected as a member of the American Philosophical Society. 

 About the Award


The Empire State Archives and History Award acknowledges the outstanding contributions by a national figure to advance the understanding and uses of history in society. Previous award honorees include C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb, historians Doris Kearns Goodwin, Michael Beschloss, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., James McPherson, Robert Caro, Ron Chernow, David McCullough and Harold Holzer, documentarian Ken Burns, and actors Stephen Lang, Sam Waterson and Richard Dreyfuss for their popularization of history and civic literacy.

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