Krissah Thompson, writing for The Washington Post on “For decades they hid Jefferson’s relationship with her. Now Monticello is making room for Sally Hemings.”
The floor tiles and bathroom stalls covered over the story of the enslaved woman, who was owned by Jefferson and had a long-term relationship with him. Their involvement was a scandal during his life and was denied for decades by his descendants. But many historians now believe the third president of the United States was the father of her six children.
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