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“She Would Be Be on a Coin”: WVFC Talks to Annette Gordon-Reed about Sex, Race, Sally Hemings and History

By Chris Lombardi
A few months ago, WVFC highlighted in Newsmix the achievements of Annette Gordon-Reed,  professor, attorney and historian, whose new book The Hemingses of Monticello comes four years after DNA evidence finally quieted most critics that had claimed that Thomas Jefferson couldn’t possibly be the father of the children of the enslaved Sally Hemings.  (Click the first link for video of…
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