We're so excited about what 2020 has in store for the Jay Estate so far this spring our speakers include a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian , a best-selling writer for the New Yorker , an acclaimed television anchor , and a high-profile climate change journalist . Wanted to give you an early peek at our Spring 2020 slate:
On May 7 we'll host  Tatiana Schlossberg , a former climate reporter for the  New York Times  and the granddaughter of John F. Kennedy , for a luncheon at American Yacht Club.  Bianna Golodryga , an anchor at CNN, will interview Tatiana about her new book, " Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have ."
The following week, on May 15, JHC will welcome best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author  Rick Atkinson , for a talk about his new book, " The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 ," the first volume in his projected trilogy of the American Revolution.
Other speakers this spring include  Mary Norris , a best-selling writer for the  New Yorker,  whose most recent book is " Greek to Me ," a memoir of her passion for all things Greek (a subject close to our hearts as stewards of the Greek Revival 1838 Peter Augustus Jay Mansion).
...and this month...
The Jay Estate is pleased to be welcoming back the American Women of African Heritage (AWAH) , which will be holding its sixth annual Literary Celebration to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. , on January 20 . Speakers include Bridgett M. Davis , author of the critically acclaimed memoir, " The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers ."
Plus, in the news...
In his annual New Year's Eve message, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts invoked John Jay in a warning about the dangers of rumormongering on the Internet. Roberts related the story of how Jay was injured by a stone-throwing mob in 1788 an incident that likely kept Jay from writing more of the Federalist Papers. "It is sadly ironic," Roberts wrote, "that John Jay's efforts to educate his fellow citizens about the Framers' plan of government fell victim to a rock thrown by a rioter motivated by a rumor."

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