Jefferson's Children

Jefferson's Children

The Story Of One American Family

Book - 2000
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On October 31, 1998, the Associated Press broke the news of the DNA findings linking Thomas Jefferson to Sally Hemings through the Eston Hemings line. On November 10, on national TV, Oprah united members of the Jefferson family and the descendants of the Eston, Madison, and Woodson lines of the Hemings family--and history was made. On this show, Lucian Truscott IV, a Jefferson descendant, issued an invitation to the Hemings family to come to a family reunion at Monticello. At the reunion, emotions ran high--and it was in this setting that photographer Jane Feldman met Shannon Lanier and the idea for this book was born. The authors have since traveled the country amassing historical materials and interviewing and photographing members of both sides of the family. This is the story of their journey, 200 years back in time, and back and forth across family and racial lines. It is not so much a story of black and white as it is a story about an American family.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2000
ISBN: 9780375805974
0375805974
Branch Call Number: YA 973.46
Characteristics: 144 pages :,illustrations (some color), color map ;,27 cm
Additional Contributors: Gordon-Reed, Annette
Feldman, Jane

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