NYCLA Presents Law and Literature Award to Professor Annette Gordon-Reed
NEW YORK, NY – May 21, 2010 – The New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) will present its fifth Law and Literature Award to Annette Gordon-Reed, who won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in History for her book, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, on Monday, May 24 at 6:00 PM at the NYCLA Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street. Ms. Gordon-Reed is the Wallace Stevens Professor of Law at New York Law School and Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University/Newark.
Professor Gordon-Reed’s book The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family also won the 2008 National Book Award for General Nonfiction. Most recently, on February 25, 2010, she was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama. In July, Professor Gordon-Reed will become a professor at Harvard Law School and a professor of history in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She also will become the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.
Professor Gordon-Reed’s book Andrew Johnson will be published in 2010. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School, where she was a member of the Law Review.
Previous Law and Literature Award recipients have been Anthony Lewis, Lawrence Joseph, Louis Begley and Louis Auchincloss.
The New York County Lawyers’ Association (www.nycla.org) was founded in 1908 as the first major bar association in the country that admitted members without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual identity. Since its inception, it has pioneered some of the most far-reaching and tangible reforms in American jurisprudence and has continuously played an active role in legal developments and public policy.
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