Jefferson & Hemmings

NPR's Phillip Martin reports on today's acknowledgement by the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation that Jefferson likely was the father of one, if not all six, of the children born to the enslaved woman Sally Hemings. It was the first time the Foundation, which owns Thomas Jefferson's home Monticello, has conceded to the claims of Hemings descendents. A 1998 DNA study indicated Jefferson's possible paternity and today's report by a Foundation research committee refutes decades of denial by prominent the Jefferson family members and historians.

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