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Publisher description for Jefferson's children : the story of one American family / [compiled] by Shannon Lanier & Jane Feldman ; with photographs by Jane Feldman ; introduction by Lucian K. Truscott IV ; historical essays by Annette Gordon-Reed & Beverly Gray.


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Counter 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.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 Family Juvenile literature, Hemings, Sally Family Juvenile literature, Jefferson family Juvenile literature, Hemings family Juvenile literature, African Americans Interviews Juvenile literature, Racially mixed people United States Interviews Juvenile literature, African Americans Genealogy Juvenile literature, Racially mixed people United States Genealogy Juvenile literature, United States Race relations Juvenile literature, Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 Family, Hemings, Sally Family, Jefferson family, Hemings family, Racially mixed people Interviews, United States Race relations