Basic Black; Searching For Sally Hemings: A Conversation with Author Annette Gordon-Reed
CC Master Searching for Sally Hemings: A Conversation with Author Annette Gordon-Reed Show #4006 Broadcast Date: 1/8/09
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- Basic Black
- Searching For Sally Hemings: A Conversation with Author Annette Gordon-Reed
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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
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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.
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