News & Upcoming Events

March 19 - The Grimkes

Kerri K. Greenidge and Harold Holzer

On Sunday, March 19, at 4 p.m., JHC welcomed Tufts professor Kerri K. Greenidge to discuss her critically acclaimed new book, “The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family,” which was recently featured on the cover of the New York Times Book Review and named one of the Times’s “100 Notable Books” of 2022. The event was moderated by renowned Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer.


Greenidge’s book–which was also named one of the best books of the year by NPR, Oprah DailySmithsonian, the Boston Globe, and the Boston Public Library–tells the story of Sarah and Agnes Grimke, “revered figures in American history, famous for rejecting their privileged lives on a plantation in South Carolina to become firebrand activists in the North.” Previous tellings of the story, however, “have long obscured their Black relatives.” Greenidge, by contrast, “presents a parallel narrative, indeed a long-overdue corrective, shifting the focus from the white abolitionist sisters to the Black Grimkes and deepening our understanding of the long struggle for racial and gender equality.”


New Trustee

JHC Welcomes Lindsay Martin to Board

The Jay Heritage Center is thrilled to welcome its newest trustee, Lindsay Martin. Lindsay is the Vice President of Marketing at Reed’s, Inc., where she oversees beverage brand portfolios, innovation and business strategy.

Previously, Lindsay spent 20 years at CPG Marketing, where her US and global marketing experience included work with household name brands such as Frito Lay, Kraft and Energizer. Additionally, Lindsay has helped build global brands with a thriving future, such as Tostitos, Hawaiian Tropic, Banana Boat and Victoria Pasta Sauce. She has extensive experience stimulating business development, market expansion and long-term revenue growth. Lindsay brings a combination of entrepreneurial vision and large brand experience to deliver results-based, transformative solutions.



March 26

Opera Performance with Matthew Aucoin and Magdalena Kuźma

On Sunday, March 26, at 4 p.m., join MacArthur genius composer Matthew Aucoin, “the most promising operatic talent in a generation” (The New York Times Magazine), for a discussion of his new book, “The Impossible Art: Adventures in Opera.”

PLUS: A performance by special guest soprano Magdalena Kuźma, currently in her first year of the prestigious Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera! This season she is appearing as Juliette in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette at The Glimmerglass Festival, Giannetta in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore at the Metropolitan Opera, and Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at Opera Orlando, among others.


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