Thomas Jefferson and his slave girl

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Who knows about Sally Hemings?

She was Thomas Jefferson’s slave.

Called his “mistress,” but how can you be a mistress when you were a slave, a child, and could not consent? Had absolutely no choice?

She bore him 6, perhaps as many as 8 children. He kept her locked in a basement room.

The room was recently unearthed, and DNA evidence has proven the lineage of Sally’s children.

She was betweeen 12 and 14 years old when he started his relationship with her, and Jefferson was in his forties. He freed the children that he had with her, but not Sally. Her daughter had to free her mother after Jefferson passed away.

This is not taught in schools. This side of history. We are supposed to consider the founding fathers as great men, fighting for justice and freedom, guided by God… when they are evil men. Selfish men who did nothing, save that it was for their own aggrandisement, personal benefit, and financial gain.

I would also like to add that Sally was Jefferson’s dead wife’s half sister. Sally’s mother was raped by her owner, who was Martha (wife of Thomas) Jefferson’s father.

These people left a legacy.

A legacy of entitlement under the most criminal of circumstances, and White Supremacist beliefs which pervade U.S. Society and Culture, to this very day.

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