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February 23, 2003

Esther Franklin
Thomas Jefferson: Slaves and Culture

Esther Franklin delighted an audience of HAGSA and UUSS Forum members, on February 23, with an exposition of her latest book. Sally Hemings, the slave who bore Jefferson’s child, came across as a particularly interesting and intelligent person. Esther also cast a great deal of light on the probable nature of Jefferson’s relationship with Sally.

Following audience questions, Esther autographed copies of the book and of her previous book.

Those wanting to buy either book should contact the UUSS Beacon Bookstore at (916) 483-9283, Extension 0.

Report prepared by Wayne Luney, HAGSA Recorder

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