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Saturday, October 19 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
A Tribute to Tony Horwitz

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Beloved reporter, historian, author, and friend Tony Horwitz died suddenly shortly after the publication of his latest book, Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide. In that work, Tony followed the path through the American South of Frederick Law Olmsted, who, before he became a renowned landscape architect, was an undercover correspondent for the New York Times. Tony explored the racial and political divides plaguing the United States, using a perch on a barstool to find his informants. As always, his reportage is infused with his trademark humor in the face of things a Massachusetts Yankee finds difficult to hear. An all-star panel of Tony’s friends and colleagues will discuss Tony’s life and work. Join Harvard historian and lawyer Annette Gordon-Reed, author of The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, which was awarded a Pulitzer Prize; Yale historian David W. Blight, whose Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom won this year’s Pulitzer Prize for history; and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Ron Suskind, a former Wall Street Journal colleague of Tony’s and author of Life Animated, Hope in the Unseen, and The Way of the World, for a tribute to Tony Horwitz.

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Ron Suskind

Ron Suskind is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, lecturer at Harvard Law School, bestselling author, and founder of the mobile app Sidekicks. He is the author of Life, Animated, Confidence Men, The Way of the World, The One Percent Doctrine, The Price of Loyalty, and A Hope in... Read More →

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David W. Blight

David W. Blight is a teacher, scholar, historian, and book reviewer. He is the author of Race and Reunion, American Oracle, A People and A Nation, and multiple annotations and introductory essays. His latest book, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, is a Pulitzer Prize–winning... Read More →
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Annette Gordon-Reed

Annette Gordon-Reed is the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and a Professor of History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. She is the 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner in History for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
Church of the Covenant 67 Newbury St, Boston, MA, 02116