Thomas Jefferson-Sally Hemings Findings

Foundation representatives talked with reporters about recently released findings of a DNA study concerning the relationship between Thomas… read more

Foundation representatives talked with reporters about recently released findings of a DNA study concerning the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and one of his slaves, Sally Hemings. The study established that there was a male chromosome in the Jefferson family that connected to one of the lines of descent from Sally Hemings. Mr. Jordan said the report served as a catalyst for reassessment of the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings. Ms. Stanton reviewed the findings in the report. Ms. Swann-Wright talked about family oral histories and other research projects. After their prepared remarks the participants responded to questions from the media. close

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Program ID:
154973-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 22, 2000

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  • Feb 22, 2000 | 3:50am EST | C-SPAN 1
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