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Race in America (Jefferson-Hemings Descendants Reunion) #387459

CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 16, 1999
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The painful legacy of slavery introduced.

(Charlottesville, Virginia: Randall Pinkston) The uneasy family reunion between the descendants of Thomas Jefferson and of his slave Sally Hemings featured; scenes shown from Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia. [Jefferson descendant Lucian TRUSCOTT - says now the door is open.] DNA tests linking Jefferson to Hemings' youngest son noted. [Hemings descendants Shay BANKS-YOUNG, retired General John KING, Robert GOLDEN - talk about their generations of relatives.] [Jefferson descendant Scott SHACKELFORD, Monticello Association Robert GILLESPIE - suggest caution about the Hemings connection.] [Hemings descendant Julia Jefferson WESTERINEN - comments.]

Reporter(s):
Pelley, Scott;
Pinkston, Randall
Duration:
00:02:30

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