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  • Defending the Integrity of Thomas Jefferson (new book on Jefferson-Hemings)

    09/06/2011 6:16:23 AM PDT · by tellw · 78 replies · 1+ views
    The Epoch Times ^ | Sep 5, 2011 | Gary Feuerberg
    WASHINGTON—The alleged liaison between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings entered a new phase upon the release of an updated scholarly report at the National Press Club on Sept. 1. The “Jefferson-Hemings Controversy: Report of the Scholars Commission” seeks to overturn the widely held belief that the author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States had an affair with one of his slaves, Sally Hemings, and was the father of one or more of her children. The liaison has gained acceptance and notoriety in popular culture. In February 2000, “Sally Hemings: An American Scandal” was shown...
  • New book disputes claim Jefferson fathered children of slave Hemings

    08/31/2011 9:24:49 AM PDT · by tellw · 35 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, August 30, 2011 | Stephen Dinan
    In a book due out Thursday, eminent scholars say it's unlikely that Thomas Jefferson fathered Sally Hemings' children, disputing a decade's worth of conventional wisdom that the author of the Declaration of Independence sired offspring with one of his slaves. The debate has ensnared historians for years, and many thought the issue was settled when DNA testing in the late 1990s confirmed that a Jefferson male fathered Hemings' youngest son, Eston. But, with one lone dissenter, the panel of 13 scholars doubted the claim and said the evidence points instead to Jefferson's brother Randolph as the father.
  • Descendants of Jefferson, Slave Hemings Hold Reunion in Ohio

    07/17/2005 7:31:35 PM PDT · by Jean S · 24 replies · 812+ views
    AP ^ | 7/17/05 | The Associated Press
    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) - In their first meeting away from Thomas Jefferson's estate in Virginia, about 65 people who believe they are descendants of the nation's third president and slave Sally Hemings gathered for a weekend reunion in southern Ohio. "My son is only 4, so I want him to meet his black cousins," said Lucian Truscott of Los Angeles, a Jefferson descendant who has spoken at several previous reunions. Two of Hemings' surviving four children, who claimed to be Jefferson's sons, settled in southern Ohio: Madison Hemings settled in Pike and Ross counties, while his brother, Eston Hemings, moved...
  • The Jefferson DNA Case: Propaganda and Myth

    07/06/2005 9:26:24 PM PDT · by CaptIsaacDavis · 21 replies · 969+ views
    New Republican Archive ^ | Unknown | James Burke
    The Jefferson DNA Case: Propaganda and Myth "Their amalgamation with the other color produces a degradation to which no lover of his country, no lover of excellence in the human character can innocently consent." – Thomas Jefferson (letter to Edward Coles, Aug. 1814). DNA Evidence of a family connection between the Jefferson line and a descendent of the slave Sally Hemings will play "a pivotal role in dispelling the myth of separation between blacks and whites." -- U.S. News & World Report (9 Nov. 1998) New Republican Archive. James F. Burke Several years ago, at the height of the Clintonista...
  • The Selling of Sally Hemings

    09/14/2003 1:36:48 PM PDT · by WaterDragon · 70 replies · 948+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | September 14, 2003 | Thomas Lipscomb
    The myth of Sally Hemings is for sale again. There has always been something about Thomas Jefferson’s lovely black slave Sally Hemings that drives otherwise rational people nuts. From the pages of The New York Times to prize-winning historians, the spewings of pseudo-science and psychic friends network nattering have been truly monumental.
  • Jefferson maligned by poor historian

    07/04/2002 2:10:18 PM PDT · by LRS · 3 replies · 303+ views
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | July 4, 2002 | Russell Burch
    Posted on Thu, Jul. 04, 2002 Jefferson maligned by poor historian By Russell Burch Today's academic and editorial elites simply cannot forgive our founding fathers for being white males who espoused an 18th-century classical liberalism, rather than a 20th-century New Deal socialism or a postmodern multicultural Marxism. The Herald-Leader's routine mistreatment of Thomas Jefferson provides a case in point. Herald-Leader columnist Merlene Davis has told us, with absolute certainty, that he "was more than a master to Sally Hemings" and that he "had a whole bunch of black kids." According to features writer Art Jester, the persistent rumors that "Thomas...
  • Jefferson Descendants Nix Hemings Kin

    05/05/2002 2:38:43 PM PDT · by Bonaparte · 77 replies · 538+ views
    AP/via Newsday ^ | May 5, 2002 | Michael Buettner
    Jefferson Descendants Nix Hemings Kin By MICHAEL BUETTNER Associated Press Writer May 5, 2002, 4:53 PM EDT CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- An organization for descendants of Thomas Jefferson voted Sunday not to extend membership to descendants of one of Jefferson's slaves reputed to have borne several of his children. The Monticello Association in a closed meeting decided to continue to restrict membership to Jefferson's descendants through his daughters Martha and Maria. The group will continue to exclude descendants of Sally Hemings, a slave at Monticello with whom Jefferson has long been rumored to have had a sexual relationship. The group heeded...