The Education of Martha Jefferson Randolph

Monticello guides Kyle Chattleton and Laura-Michal Balderson discuss the social expectations and realities women of the gentry class  faced in 18th-Century Virginia and how they both aligned and diverged for Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha Jefferson Randolph.

William Monroe Trotter Battles 'Birth of a Nation'

Trailblazer. Newspaper publisher. Civil rights titan.

Meet William Monroe Trotter, one of the most influential descendants of Monticello’s enslaved community—and someone who too many people have never heard of.