Sally Hemings: Redefining History
The story of Thomas Jefferson's African-American slave who was part of the first Presidential sex scandal in U.S. history. In 1802, Jefferson's political foes called Hemings his concubine, and recent studies have found that Jefferson may have fathered either one or possibly all of Heming's five children. We'll talk to two of Heming's descendants, a Jefferson descendant, and Annette Gordon-Reed, author of "Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy".
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