Wednesday, February 15 at 7 pm
Dr. Kerri Greenidge will speak on her new book “The Grimkes – A Legacy of Slavery in an American Family” as part of the North Andover Celebrates Black History Month 2023 Program series. “The Grimkes”, is a stunning counternarrative of the legendary abolitionist Grimke sisters that finally reclaims the forgotten Black members of their family. The New York Times Book Review listed it on their 100 Notable Books of 2022, Publisher’s Weekly named it one of the 10 Best Books of 2022, and the Boston Globe, NPR, Oprah Daily and Smithsonian called it one of the best books of 2022.
She will speak at the Worden Theater at the North Andover Historical Society, 800 Massachusetts Ave. Tickets are FREE and available on EventBrite. The Andover Bookstore will have copies of “The Grimkes” available for sales at the event and Dr. Greenidge will be signing at the conclusion of the talk. Kerri Greenidge is Mellon Assistant Professor in the Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora at Tufts University, where she also co-directs the African American Trail Project. She is the author of Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter (2019). Listed by the New York Times as one of its top picks of 2019, the book is the first biography of Boston editor, William Monroe Trotter, written in nearly fifty years. The book received the Mark Lynton Prize in History, the Massachusetts Book Award, the J. Anthony Lukas Award, the Sperber Award from Fordham University, and the Peter J. Gomes Book Prize from the Massachusetts Historical Society. Black Radical was also short-listed for the Stone Book Award from the Museum of African American History, Boston, the Cundill History Prize, and the Plutarch Award for Best biography. Her writings have appeared in the Massachusetts Historical Review, the Radical History Review, the New Yorker, the Atlantic, and the Guardian.