Thomas Jefferson

Heroine of the day - Sally Hemmings

Sarah "Sally" Hemings (c. 1773 – 1835) was an enslaved woman of mixed race owned by President Thomas Jefferson and reputed to have had a long-term relationship and six children with him,[1] of whom four survived and all gained freedom. The youngest of six siblings by the planter John Wayles and his mulatto slave Betty Hemings, Hemings was three-quarters European and a half-sister of Jefferson's wife, Martha Wayles Skelton.[2]

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