I would like to visit Monticello and possibly intern one summer if I can, Suzette
the foundation needs to do a better job and account for all Sally Hemings eight children. I read a book that says she had eight children. Four girls and four boys. I will list them for you Thomas Jefferson 1790, Harriet 1 1795, Edy 1796, William Beverly 1798, Thenia 1799, Harriet 1801, James Madison 1805, Thomas Eston 1808. The book is Sally of Monticello. Although a novel it is well detailed in the births of all of Sally Hemings children. Hopefully the truth will come out more of what happen between Thomas Jefferson and Sally so we as a country can move on.
Why after two hundred years we are still talking about this? It is because Jefferson was famous and he should have known better. He raped a 15 year old girl and takes her back to Virginia to cover up the crime. He then puts her up as his common law wife and proceeds to have eight children by her. He is a hypocrite for having relations with a black woman who could not say no. If he was totally against slavery as he professes he would have done everything in his power as President to get rid of it. But he benefited from this evil enterprise from its beginning to end. It is so sad that a man in his position kept a woman in bondage did nothing for her or their offspring but made false claims as if slavery was wrong but liked having sex with a black woman. His black children suffered the most. I can not look at him the same way. He is not a hero to me or the Black community.