The Hemings Family of Monticello

The Hemings family had close blood ties with President Thomas Jefferson, due to Jefferson’s relationship with slave Sally Hemings, who was also the half-sister of his late wife Martha. Historian Annette Gordon-Reed traces the Hemings family from Virginia in the 1700s to its dispersal after Thomas Jefferson’s death in 1826. Her new book is "The Hemingses of Monticello."