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Posted on: January 2, 2019

Catherine Kerrison to Speak as part of the Catherine Lee Brinkley Memorial Lecture Series

A Librarian’s Legacy

 Norfolk, VA – Step back in time and hear the untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s three daughters; two white and free, one black and enslaved and the divergent paths they forged in a newly independent America.

Slover Library hosts Catherine Kerrison, author of Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America, as part of the Catherine Lee Brinkley Memorial Lecture Series on Sunday, January 27th from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  The lecture and reception is free and open to the public.

Dr. Kerrison is a professor of history at Villanova University, where she teaches courses in Colonial and Revolutionary America and women’s and gender history. She holds a PhD in American history from the College of William and Mary.

About the Catherine Lee Brinkley Memorial Lecture Series: A Librarian’s Legacy

Catherine “Kate” Lee Brinkley was a professional librarian at the City of Norfolk’s Kirn Memorial Library, dedicated to educating the citizens of Norfolk through the many services and programs of the Norfolk Public Library system. This lecture series, named in her honor, brings authors to Norfolk and is sponsored by Jane Batten to keep the spirit of community discourse about current events alive and to celebrate recently published books of national note. Book signings are available at all lectures and are free and open to the public.
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