• New Sally Hemings Exhibit Finally Acknowledges Thomas Jefferson's Hidden Legacy At Monticello

    5 monthes ago - By Essence

    Sally Hemings, the enslaved mistress of founding father Thomas Jefferson, has finally been granted her own tribute at Monticello, the sprawling Virginia estate of the late president.
    The controversial relationship between Hemings and Jefferson produced six children and hundreds of descendants who have, until recent years, been erased from the lauded legacy of Jefferson.
    Last month, close to 300 descendants of Hemings, who lived and worked at Monticello most of her life, gathered to celebrate her legacy as the estate unveiled an exhibit that will permanently pay homage to her. The six new...
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