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Black Lives Matter Book of the Week

Posted on: January 21, 2022

Reclamation: Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson, and a Descendant's Search...

Reclamation

by Gayle Jessup White

A Black descendant of Thomas Jefferson tells how her family's "secret" - carried for generations - was, through her efforts, proven and acknowledged by the wider world, including the historic Monticello site. She then helped to rewrite the narrative told at Monticello to include the stories of all its people.

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