In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures to stimulate your mind on popular topics including biography, Civil War history, politics, and more.
Historians have traditionally presented Andrew Jackson as a frontiersman who struggled to overcome the obstacles of his backwoods upbringing to become the nation's 7th president. Mark R. Cheathem challenges these long-held views and examines how Jackson's ascension into Southern gentility influenced his rise as a military leader and propelled him onto the national political stage.
Mark R. Cheathem, an associate professor of history at Cumberland University, was awarded the Tennessee History Book Award for Andrew Jackson, Southerner.
This program will be held at the Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas.
Rain Venue: In case of summer showers, there will be an on-site tent. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location or contact New-York Historical’s Department of Public Programs at 212-485-9205.
Free Admission. No advance reservation is required. First come, first served.
This program is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Corporation.