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  • Slavery at Thomas Jeffersons Monticello
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    Slavery at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

    Lucia Stanton, senior historian of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, has been studying and writing about Thomas Jefferson and his enslaved community for more than 30 years. In this program, she…

    659 views
  • Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson
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    Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson

    The panel discussed the relationship between Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson. Topics included the social implications of interracial sex in the 18th century, Jefferson’s family, and his…

    1,178 views
  • Discovering York
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    Discovering York

    One of the members of the Corps of Discovery was William Clark’s African-American slave, York. The panelists discussed topics including the influence of African-Americans on the expedition,…

    135 views
  • Jefferson and Hemings Social Implications
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    Jefferson and Hemings: Social Implications

    The panelists discussed the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings. They talked about the cultural impact of recent DNA evidence, and whether or not Thomas Jefferson…

    182 views
  • Life Portrait of Thomas Jefferson
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    Life Portrait of Thomas Jefferson

    In the third in a series on American presidents, Thomas Jefferson’s life and career are discussed. Mr. Burstein and Mr. Jordan talked about Monticello and Jefferson’s love of nature, his career,…

    4,088 views
  • Thomas JeffersonSally Hemings Findings
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    Thomas Jefferson-Sally Hemings Findings

    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.…

    367 views