Andrew Davenport

I am the Public Historian at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello) and Manager of the Getting Word African American Oral History Project.

Andrew Davenport

I am the Public Historian at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello) and Manager of the Getting Word African American Oral History Project. I am a Ph.D. Candidate studying slavery and its legacies in the United States.

I initially became interested in history through family stories, then became a teacher at a number of Jesuit schools: Brooklyn Jesuit Prep, Fairfield College Preparatory School, and Fairfield University. I served as an adjunct professor of African American Art History at Fairfield in 2018, and maintain a passion for the visual arts. True to my roots as an undergraduate English major at Kenyon College, I am intensely interested in literature and am preparing an article for publication about Ralph Ellison and New York City. An article on reactions to Thomas Jefferson's death is also forthcoming. At Georgetown in the summer of 2021, I taught a Summer Hilltop Immersion course called "Black Georgetown."

My writings have appeared in a variety of outlets; some of my articles are accessible through the links below.