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Jefferson's children: the story of one American family

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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.
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Full title jefferson s children the story of one american family
Author lanier shannon
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Last Update 2018-05-16 23:09:20PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-26 01:13:33AM

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subject_facet African Americans -- Genealogy, African Americans -- Interviews, Hemings family, Hemings, Sally -- Family, Jefferson family, Jefferson, Thomas, -- 1743-1826 -- Family, Racially mixed people -- United States -- Genealogy, Racially mixed people -- United States -- Interviews, United States -- Race relations
title_display Jefferson's children : the story of one American family
title_full Jefferson's children : the story of one American family / by Shannon Lanier & Jane Feldman ; with photographs by Jane Feldman ; introduction by Lucian K. Truscott IV ; historical essays by Annette Gordon-Reed & Beverly Gray, Jefferson's children : the story of one American family / by Shannon Lanier and Jane Feldman ; with photographs by Jane Feldman ; and an introduction by Lucian K. Truscott IV
title_short Jefferson's children :
title_sub the story of one American family
topic_facet African Americans, Family, Hemings family, Hemings, Sally, Jefferson family, Jefferson, Thomas, Race relations, Racially mixed people