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Basic Black; Searching For Sally Hemings: A Conversation with Author Annette Gordon-Reed

01/08/2009

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Series
Basic Black
Program
Searching For Sally Hemings: A Conversation with Author Annette Gordon-Reed
Program Number

4006

Series Description

THe series was formerly known as Say Brother. Series title change as of 1/8/1998. This series is black produced and is one of public television's longest-running series that is rooted in and reflects the culture, concerns, achievements and history of people of African descent. Also includes controversial issues, African American artists, and events of special interest to the African American community.

Series release date: 1/8/1998

Program Description

Professor and author Annette Gordon-Reed is best known for her 1997 book, Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy. In that thorough examination of the 38-year liaison between the third president and his slave, Gordon-Reed took a critical look at how historians and biographers had treated evidence of the affair; DNA tests have since proved that Jefferson indeed fathered children with Hemings.

On this episode of Basic Black, Gordon-Reed discusses her new book, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, in which she returns to the historical saga to offer an exhaustive look at the Hemings family.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
Citation
Chicago: “Basic Black; Searching For Sally Hemings: A Conversation with Author Annette Gordon-Reed,” 01/08/2009, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3FF3C31F6EE746738224157BEA9CE588.
MLA: “Basic Black; Searching For Sally Hemings: A Conversation with Author Annette Gordon-Reed.” 01/08/2009. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3FF3C31F6EE746738224157BEA9CE588>.
APA: Basic Black; Searching For Sally Hemings: A Conversation with Author Annette Gordon-Reed. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3FF3C31F6EE746738224157BEA9CE588
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