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To: WaterDragon
It serves their agenda to portray Sally Hemmings as a lowly black ugly uneducated slave. In fact, she was mulatto and very educated, and obviously loved Jefferson if she stayed with him so long whether or not they had children.

Completely unrelated BUT there was a slave Pierre Toussaint, a black slave, who selflessly stayed with his master's family and took care of them after the master died. He was up for canonization as a saint, BUT many saw him as not a good 'role model' for blacks. The democraps are evil and wicked. Sheesh, they don't even have their facts straight.

How can a country progress if you face backwards all the time and look at the past? Especially looking at it, in a shoulda coulda woulda and I hate so-and-so way.
21 posted on 09/14/2003 2:38:02 PM PDT by cyborg (and you thought I was joking about the tinfoil hat)
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To: cyborg
It serves their agenda to portray Sally Hemmings as a lowly black ugly uneducated slave. In fact, she was mulatto and very educated..

So why isn't it enough to simply have bragging rights to Sally as an ancestor? Do her accomplishments not rate pride unless somehow a Jefferson is thrown into the mix?

27 posted on 09/14/2003 3:23:07 PM PDT by WaterDragon (America the beautiful, I love this nation of (legal) immigrants.)
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To: cyborg
How can a country progress if you face backwards all the time and look at the past?

Even if you can claim a line from someone famous and respected, how does that help when there are probably plenty of scoundrels also in that line? LOL My husband's family are descendents of John Adams.....but also of that outlaw Jesse James! Along with a few preachers that got run off by their congregations! It's all just silly.

28 posted on 09/14/2003 3:26:36 PM PDT by WaterDragon (America the beautiful, I love this nation of (legal) immigrants.)
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