Join us for our Virtual Talk with Dr. Bettye Kearse

Join us at our next online event:

Virtual Chat with Dr. Bettye Kearse
Author of The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President’s Black Family
Thursday, February 4th, 7:00-8:30pm EST (5:00-6:30pm MT)
Cost: Free!
Online via ZOOM: RSVP HERE

* :lol: Two lucky attendees will each win a free copy of Dr. Kearse’s book!

“According to the history told by eight generations of my family’s griots, [James] Madison had a relationship with one of his slaves, Coreen, that resulted in the birth of a son, Jim, who was sold and sent away when he was a teenager. Jim was my great-great-great-grandfather.” –Dr. Betty Kearse, Lithub, March 2020 (link)

Part personal quest, part testimony, part historical correction, Dr. Bettye Kearse’s book The Other Madisons is the saga of an extraordinary American family. Join us as we talk with her about her book, her writing and research process and more.

One of “The Ten Best History Books of 2020” by Smithsonian Magazine
“A Roots for a new generation, rich in storytelling and steeped in history.”–Kirkus Reviews


Dr. Bettye Kearse talks about her oral history, family stories, and how one can search their roots on Teen Kids News watch here!

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