Virtual Presentations


TEDx talk "I Am"

Please join me online via Zoom followed by an interview. You will also be able to speak with me live or send messages through the chat box. The 45-minute event will end with a rousing toast as we lift up glasses of my special drink, Endorphins on Ice (recipe below).

Please share this invitation with everyone.

Endorphins on Ice:

  • 6 oz large ice cubes in a tall glass (at least 16 oz)
  • Add 6oz chilled strawberry or other red soda (eg Red Bull)
  • Gently stir in 1 oz Amaretto or Frangelico liqueur or a few drops of almond extract
  • Top with 1 scoop vanilla ice cream (Do not stir)
  • Keep very cold

Feb 9, 2023 7:30pm EST

Check back soon!



Harvard Medical School

We will screen Montes-Bradley's documentary, "The Other Madisons: The Bettye Kearse Story," and take questions for both the author and the filmmaker from webinar participants.

James Madison's Montpelier

"The Other Madisons": Virtual Book Talk with Bettye Kearse

Virginia Festival of the Book

Dr. Bettye Kearse will discuss her book, The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President’s Black Family, with Dr. Shelley Murphy

Atlanta History Center

Bettye Kearse, The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President's Black Family


Feb 10, 2022

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

2022 Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Boston, MA

Jan 20, 2022

Dec 1, 2021

Nov 18, 2021 7pm EST

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture

The Other Madison, The Lost History of a President’s Black Family

Nov 18, 2021 7pm EST

Virginia Museum of History & Culture

Virtual: Commonwealth Classroom - The Other Madisons

Oct 14, 2021 7pm EST

The Library Company of Philadelphia

The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President’s Black Family

Sept 7, 2021 5:30pm EST

Santa Fe Public Library

In Conversation with Bettye Kearse and Cecile Lipworth

Jul 15, 2021 6pm EST

Sotterley Plantation

The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President’s Black Family

Jul 7, 2021 7pm EST

DEI Seminar Series Sponsored by MIT's Whitehead Institute of Biomedical Research

Always Remember You're A Madison: One Family's Juneteenth Story

June 30, 2021

The Civil Rights And Social Justice of The ABA

Honoring the History of Juneteenth: One Family’s Journey to Freedom

June 17, 2021

Uncovering Our Untold History: Juneteenth, Tulsa, and Today

Sponsored by the City of Framingham, Greater Framingham Community Church, Mass Bay Community College, and Framingham State College

June 17, 2021 6pm EST

Book Passage

Book Discussion & Film Screening

Giving Voice Initiative : The Black Madisons

Dr. Bettye Kearse is the keynote speaker that will be followed by a public forum by Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Museum Director Dr. Melanie Adams.

Falmouth Historical Society

Museums on the Green

African American Performing Arts Center New Mexico

The Other Madisons: A Blueprint for Finding a Family's Lost History - A Conversation with award winning author Bettye Kearse and award winning filmmaker Eduardo Montes-Bradley.

Case Western Reserve University

Women of Wonder: Sharing HERstory

Center for Contemporary Arts

Following the 37-minute documentary livestream, the author Bettye Kearse will engage in a panel discussion with the CEO at the First Amendment Museum, Christian Cotz, and the renowned Argentinian-American author and filmmaker, Eduardo Montes-Bradley, who directed "The Other Madisons" documentary.

First Amendment Museum

Join us as we present a special screening of “The Other Madisons” with a Q&A afterward with author Bettye Kearse and filmmaker Eduardo Montes-Bradley.

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

Film screening and conversation with Eduardo Montes Bradley, filmmaker and Bettye Kearse, author of The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President’s Black Family.

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society of Eastern Tennessee

History Book Festival

The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President’s Black Family

Collected Works

An Evening with Authors Bettye Kearse and Sherri Burr

Live Book Launch