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Jefferson-Hemings Reunion

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Jefferson-Hemings Reunion

Jefferson-Hemings Reunion

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Shannon Lanier, 23, looks forward to the first Hemings Family Reunion being held this weekend in Charlottesville, Va. Lanier is a descendent of President Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings. Lanier is also the co-author of the book Jefferson's Children: The Story of One American Family. (Random Library; ISBN:0375905979.)