America was fascinated several years ago to learn of the possibility that Thomas Jefferson had children with a black slave woman named Sally Hemings. Now, a new book chronicles the life of the Hemingses over an entire century.
Scholar Annette Gordon-Reed joined Marc live to discuss her new book called The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. What is the historical significance of this family? What lingering doubts remain about the veracity of the claim that Jefferson fathered children with Sally Hemings?
Listen in for a glimpse at a fascinating chapter of American history.