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Shay Banks-Young

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Shay Banks-Young

Shay Banks-Young

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Shay Banks-Young at Monticello

Shay Banks-Young at Monticello

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Shay Banks-Young's mother, Frances Hill Harris

Shay Banks-Young's mother, Frances Hill Harris

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Shay Banks-Young's son, W. Douglas Banks II

Shay Banks-Young's son, W. Douglas Banks II

Residence (at time of interview): 
Columbus, OH

Shay Banks-Young is a radio and TV personality and poet in Columbus, Ohio. After genetic testing in 1998 established a connection between Madison Hemings's brother Eston and Thomas Jefferson, she went on the Oprah Winfrey show and met Eston's descendant Julia Jefferson Westerinen.  Since then Banks-Young and Westerinen have been bringing a discussion of racial issues, titled “A Conversation in Black and White,” to audiences around the country.

 

Interview Information: 

31 May 1996, Columbus, OH
Interviewee: Shay Banks-Young
Interviewer: Beverly Gray

19 July 2000, Charlottesville, VA
Interviewees: Shay Banks-Young, Julia Jefferson Westerinen

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