Jesse Holland (2012)

MFA in Creative Nonfiction

"After being a journalist for almost two decades and a neophyte author, I was ready to start learning more about the craft of creative nonfiction. I always tell anyone who asks that the best way to get to where you want to be is to surround yourself with people going in the same direction. That’s Goucher in a nutshell: authors all striving to perfect the craft of creative nonfiction and helping each other along the way."

Jesse J. Holland is the Race and Ethnicity Writer for The Associated Press and has covered politics, elections and the law from the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court.  He is the author of the books The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slavery Inside the White House (Lyons Press, 2016) and Black Men Built The Capitol: Discovering African American History In and Around Washington, D.C. (Globe Pequot, 2007). TheRoot.com named him one of the 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2011.

The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slavery Inside the White House

Black Men Built The Capitol: Discovering African American History In and Around Washington, D.C. excerpt