Author Annette Gordon-Reed, who received attention in 1997 for a book that carefully evaluated claims and counter-claims about the Jefferson-Hemings relationship, has written a new book about Sally Hemings – a slave in the Founding Father’s household – and her family.
Gordon-Reed will discuss "The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family" at the Library of Congress at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, in Room 119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. The book will be on sale and available for signing.
The lecture, sponsored by the Library’s John W. Kluge Center and the Manuscript Division, is free and open to the public; tickets and reservations are not required.
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