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Living Room Lecture - Dan Gediman: The Reckoning

Thank you for supporting the Living Room Lecture Series at Locust Grove!




FREE per person



About this experience

Dan Gediman is the producer of the public radio and podcast series The Reckoning, which traces the history and lasting impact of slavery in America by looking at how the institution unfolded in Kentucky. The state remained in the Union during the Civil War, but many white Kentuckians fought to hang onto slavery and the wealth the enslaved provided. In the years that followed, former Unionists and Confederates banded together to violently deny black citizens a seat at the table. In the series, we meet members of two families, one white and one black, whose lives were intertwined through slavery. These families reflect how slavery touched nearly every person, place and institution in America, and how the country still needs to reconcile this painful past with the impact slavery has had on the present-day health, wealth and safety of African Americans. Gediman will talk about the series, the research that went into it, and his ongoing efforts to change the way history, especially as it relates to slavery, is taught in Kentucky’s schools.

This lecture will take place over Zoom. A link will be emailed after purchase. Admission is free with thanks to our generous sponsor, PNC Bank. Donations may be made here. Please email Hannah Zimmerman at with questions.