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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000, TV Movie)


The actual accounts of the nature of Jefferson's and Heming's relationship have evolved over the last 20 years, which is after this particular film was made. Many see Hemings as a victim of abuse because she was underage and a slave rather than Jefferson's lover.

Mistress of a President. Mother to his children. Slave by law. Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson's lover of more than thirty years, remains one of the most controversial women in American history. Bound by love for her suffering people—and Jefferson—but denied acceptance by Jefferson's family, Sally's unique place in society was destined for scandal. For two hundred years, the story of these two lovers has been shrouded in mystery. Now, the secrets behind their romance are revealed.