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Brief Biographies of Members of The Hemings Family

Because of the detailed records Jefferson kept, scholars today know much about individual slaves at Monticello. Biographies of some African Americans at Monticello are presented below and in other sections of "A Day In the Life."

The Declaration of Independence

In the Declaration, Jefferson eloquently announced the creation of the new American nation. He presented Americans as a self-governing people committed to the principles of liberty and equality in the face of British tyranny.