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Sally Hemings

Scandal Revisited: The Rhetoric of Miscegenation in Sally Hemings and Olivia Pope

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

Last Thursday, October 3rd, millions of viewers with great anticipation watched the Season Three premier of Scandal. There were many twists but it exp...

Theater Review: New Musical Madame Infamy Sheds Fascinating Insights on Three Historical Figures

Frank Roberts | Posted 12.08.2013 | Arts
Frank Roberts

Madame Infamy follows the lives of three extraordinary women who lived during the same historical period but whose stories have never before been told in relationship to one another: Sally Hemings, Marie Antoinette and Madame Marie Tussaud

On Independence Day, Also Remember Thomas Jefferson's Betrayal

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.01.2012 | Home
Bill Moyers

Enjoy the fireworks and flags, the barbecues and bargain sales. But hold this thought as well: that behind this Fourth of July holiday are human beings who were as flawed and conflicted as they were inspired. If they were to look upon us today, they most likely would think how much remains to be done.

America's First Political Sex Scandal: The Reynolds/Hamilton Affair

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In the summer of 1791, Alexander Hamilton was the target of what a modern-day espionage novel would call a "honey trap," set by a blonde 23-year-old named Maria Reynolds.

WATCH: Jefferson Slave Paternity Rumors Come Into Question

Posted 11.02.2011 | Home

Thomas Jefferson stamped his place as a founding father with a slew of political and scholarly accomplishments. From his authoring of the Declaration ...

Thomas Jefferson Hated Dogs and Clergymen

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics
Carol Muske-Dukes

What Thomas Jefferson's severe lapses in what we might call (as a generic) "Christian" behavior meant was that he was merely human.

The Politicization of a Founding Father

William Hyland Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Hyland Jr.

Although the Thomas Jefferson-Sally Hemings rumor survives, no reasonable, sensible person hearing all the evidence, not just rank speculation, has ever declared his or her belief in it.

Slavery, Abolition, Rebellion: A Reading List

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth C. Davis

All of these books should provide some correctives to the deep misunderstanding -- or desperate ignorance -- of this extremely important chapter in American History.