That Hemings matter again [March 31]

That Hemings matter again [March 31]

In today’s installment of his This Land column in The New York Times, Dan Barry visits Monticello to investigate everyone’s favorite local race-related conundrum—the relationship of Thomas Jefferson to his slave Sally Hemings. Barry focuses on the efforts of both Jefferson and Hemings descendents, at a reunion last year, to gain entry to the Jefferson family cemetery. Their request was denied by the Monticello Association, Barry reports, out of concern for the grass, which “had taken years to grow.”


Dan Barry writes about the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings in today’s edition of The New York Time.

Previous "This Just In" articles from this week:

The stuff of legends [March 30]
UVA alum clenches Nationals opener

Many will enter, few will win [March 29]
Lessons from the Ten Miler

The Eagles to swoop into JPJ [March 28]
The country-rock stars bring hits like “Hotel California” and “Take It Easy”

Gunman fires at vehicles on I-64 [March 27]
Two wounded, treated and released; shooter still at large

Bob Gibson to leave The Daily Progress [March 26]
Will take over as executive director of Sorensen Institute