BADA-DC had its annual potluck Holiday Brunch at the home of Jonathan Williams ‘86 and Julie Williams on December 15.
Celebrate the Holidays and Help us Fund a College Education!
Join the Black Ivy Alumni League for a winter evening of connecting, sharing, and holiday fun on Saturday December 21, 2013 in NYC!
Join Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed ’81 on November 16 for a fascinating Dartmouth on Location lecture, "Slavery at Monticello: The American Paradox," at the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C., and learn more about this American contradiction. Professor Gordon-Reed will also provide a preview of her latest research.
Monticello was the home of Thomas Jefferson, the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence, penned the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, founded the University of Virginia, and yet held more than 700 people in bondage during his lifetime. The American paradox is most present at Monticello, and it is therefore the perfect place to consider the struggles the country has had over slavery, freedom and race.
Professor Gordon-Reed published her first book, Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy, in 1997. In 2008, Professor Gordon-Reed published The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, which won 16 book awards, including the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in History and the National Book Award. The Hemingses of Monticello traces the Hemings family from its origins in Virginia in the 1700s to the family’s dispersal after Jefferson’s death in 1826.
The committee has recently published it's findings and recommendations for improvements in Dartmouth faculty diversity. The full report and important appendices are available at the bottom of the following link. Fac-Diversity
This is an important issue for all of us, and I would encourage you to send questions and comments to the alumni council representatives contained within the link. This will be one way to express your interest and affirm the importance of this issue to the College.
We will keep you informed of the developments as strategies become available.