Jefferson's Children: The Story of One American Family

Jefferson's Children: The Story of One American Family

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Jefferson's Children: The Story of One American Family by Shannon Lanier, Jane Feldman

On October 31, 1998, the Associated Press broke the news of the DNA findings linking Thomas Jefferson to Sally Hemings through the Eston Hemings line. On November 10, on national TV, Oprah united members of the Jefferson family and the descendants of the Eston, Madison, and Woodson lines of the Hemings family—and history was made. On this show, Lucian Truscott IV, a Jefferson descendant, issued an invitation to the Hemings family to come to a family reunion at Monticello. At the reunion, emotions ran high—and it was in this setting that photographer Jane Feldman met Shannon Lanier and the idea for this book was born. The authors have since traveled the country amassing historical materials and interviewing and photographing members of both sides of the family. This is the story of their journey, 200 years back in time, and back and forth across family and racial lines. It is not so much a story of black and white as it is a story about an American family.

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ISBN-13: 9780375905971
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 10/10/2000
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 9.49(w) x 10.67(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

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Jefferson's Children : The Story of One American Family 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
GIVE THIS ONE A TEN STARS OR MORE!!! IT'S OUR AMERICAN FAMILY HISTORY TO REMEMBER FOR LONG TIME!!! MAY OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS TO BE PROUD OF THEIR FAMILY HISTORY AND HIS!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It is an exploration of what makes family through the eyes of these Jefferson decendants. I feel the book is an unbiased report because each member tells their story in their own words. That's a great way to discuss family, race, and blood with members of your family. With the many folks that make up the USA, this is a great way to have a greater understanding of each other through this family. I think I'm going to start documenting my own story. Let me get a pen!