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Pulitzer prize-winning author to discuss 'The Hemingses of Monticello' WASHINGTON, Dec.
The National Book Award for non-fiction was bestowed on Annette Gordon-Reed in New York Wednesday night for her book, The Hemingses of Monticello. Gordon-Reed's book tells the multigenerational story of the family of Sally Hemings, a black slave owned by President Thomas Jefferson and alleged to have had at least one child by him. In accepting the award, Gordon-Reed talked of the journey that black people in this country have been on since the Hemingses were owned by Jefferson, The Washington...
Annette Gordon-Reed had several things in mind when she began working on her latest book, the author and college professor told about 100 people yesterday at the Library of Virginia.
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