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Giving Voice: An Afternoon with Historian Annette Gordon-Reed

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Royall House and Slave Quarters

15 George Street

Medford, MA 02155

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Renowned historian and Harvard Law School professor Annette Gordon-Reed will speak about the history and legacies of slavery on the estate of the largest slaveholding family in colonial Massachusetts. She writes, “History is to a great degree an imaginative enterprise; when writing it or reading it, we try to see the subjects in their time and space. Imagining requires some starting point of connection."

Professor Gordon-Reed is the author of The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, which won the Pulitzer Prize in history and the National Book Award for nonfiction.

Her most recent book is "Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, written in collaboration with historian Peter S. Onuf. Her many honors include the National Humanities Medal, a Guggenheim Fellowship in the humanities, and a MacArthur Fellowship.

Giving Voice Annual Benefit Event - 2:30-4:30 p.m.
The museum's annual benefit event supports the continued preservation and interpretation of the Royall House and Slave Quarters, site of the only freestanding slave quarters in the Northern United States and a testament to the complex history of slavery and meanings of freedom in America.

The event on the museum grounds will include refreshments and tours.

Giving Voice tickets are $40 for current RH&SQ members, $50 for nonmembers. Click here for membership information.

Special Opportunity: Conversation with Annette Gordon-Reed - 2:00-3:00 p.m.
This year’s event also offers the opportunity to participate in an additional small-group discussion with Professor Gordon-Reed inside the Royall House, prior to her Giving Voice presentation. Please consider increasing your support to experience this special conversation.

Space is limited. Refreshments will be served.

Conversation + Giving Voice tickets are $125.


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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Royall House and Slave Quarters is located at 15 George Street in Medford, Massachusetts, just outside of Medford Square, near the intersection with Main Street and next to Royall Park.

By car: Route 93 to exit 32. West on Route 60 to second light (Medford Square). Turn left onto Main Street. Bear right at Mobil Station to stay on Main Street and proceed to blinking yellow light. Turn right onto George Street; the museum is on the right, just past the park. Free on-street parking is available on George Street and other nearby streets; please obey signs regarding resident permit restrictions.

Public transportation: MBTA Buses 96 from Harvard Square and 101 between Sullivan Square and Malden Station stop at the corner of Main and George Streets.


Photo by Stephanie Mitchell, Harvard Staff Photographer.


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