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Tatiana Schlossberg, Bianna Golodryga, Rick Atkinson, and more!

Jay Estate Announces Spring 2020 Slate of Programs

We’re thrilled about what 2020 has in store for the JHC — so far this spring our speakers include a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, a bestselling writer for the New Yorker, an acclaimed television anchor, and a high-profile climate change journalist.

On May 7 we’ll host Tatiana Schlossberg, a former 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.”

Click here for an early peek at the schedule. Tickets for the luncheon are available here.


Bridgett M. Davis, Dr. Nell Braxton Gibson, and Rudean Leinaeng

Acclaimed Authors Celebrate MLK Day at Jay Estate

The JHC was pleased to welcome back the American Women of African Heritage (AWAH), which held its sixth annual Literary Celebration to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on January 20. Authors including Bridgett M. Davis, Dr. Nell Braxton Gibson, and Rudean Leinaeng spoke in the packed Carriage House. More details here.

History and the Law

Chief Justice John Roberts Invokes Jay

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.”

Read more here and here.


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