Posted: October 14th, 2008
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

Historians have recently uncovered the Hemings family, who had close blood ties with President Thomas Jefferson’s family. Annette Gordon-Reed, a professor at New York Law School and Rutgers University, and Brent Staples, an editorial writer for The New York Times discuss the origins of the Hemings family in Virginia in the 1700s until the death of Jefferson in 1826. The two historians will focus on the lives of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, as well as the entire family’s story. This event was held at the New York Historical Society.


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