The Jefferson-Hemings Controversy

Members of the Scholars Commission on the Jefferson-Hemings Issue held a press conference to present evidence that contradicts arguments… read more

Members of the Scholars Commission on the Jefferson-Hemings Issue held a press conference to present evidence that contradicts arguments that Thomas Jefferson fathered children with his slave, Sally Hemings. The commission, made up of historians, lawyers, scientists, and genealogists, released the book The Jefferson-Hemings Controversy: Report of the Scholars Commission, edited by Professor Turner. Professors Turner and Traut used some charts during their presentation and responded to questions from members of the audience.

This book release event of the Scholars Commission on the Jefferson-Hemings Issue and the Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society was held at the National Press Club. close

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  • Traut, Thomas Professor University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill->School of Medicine
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The Jefferson-Hemings Controversy

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Program ID:
301339-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 16, 2011
Last Aired:
Nov 28, 2011

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  • Oct 16, 2011 | 9:29am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Nov 28, 2011 | 5:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
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