DSU presents Jefferson historian Henry Wiencek in Guest Lecture April 2


           Henry Wiencek

DSU will present journalist, historian and author Henry Wiencek in a guest lecture at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 2 in the Room 309 of the Bank of America Building on campus.

Mr. Wiencek is an acclaimed journalist, historian and author. His 1999 book The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White won the National Book Critics Award. His 2003 book An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves and the Creation of America won the Los Angeles Times Book Award for History.

His most recent work Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and his Slaves (2012) has spawned a lively debate on the founding fathers and the legacy of slavery in America, and will be the subject of his guest lecture at DSU.

The guest lecture is co-sonsored by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy.