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The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

Annette Gordon-Reed
In conversation with Gary B. Nash, Professor Emeritus, UCLA and Director, National Center for History in the Schools
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
1:14:52
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Episode Summary
A historian and legal scholar tells the compelling saga of the Hemings family, whose close blood ties to our third president have been systemically expunged from American history until very recently.

Participant(s) Bio
Annette Gordon-Reed is a professor of law at New York Law School and a professor of history at Rutgers University. She is the author of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy, editor of Race On Trial: Law and Justice in American History, and coauthor with Vernon Jordan of Vernon Can Read: A Memoir. Gordon-Reed is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School.


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