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Descendants of Thomas Jefferson and descendants of his slave Sally Hemings pose for a group shot at his plantation Saturday, May 15, 1999, for the first time in 170 years during the Monticello Association's Annual meeting Saturday, May 15, 1999, in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/Leslie Close)

Quick Hit(s): Why Sally Hemings Was not Thomas Jefferson’s “Mistress”

In the week following the news from Monticello that archaeologists had unearthed Sally Hemings’ bedroom, the internet has exploded with one important reminder: Sally Hemings was not Thomas Jefferson’s mistress.

In the week following the news from Monticello that archaeologists had unearthed Sally Hemings’ bedroom, the internet has exploded with one important reminder: Sally Hemings was not Thomas Jefferson’s mistress.

Hillary Clinton in a pink suit speaking at the 1995 Conference in Beijing.

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Since Muhammad Ali passed away last week, I’ve been grateful for how many people have come forward not only to reflect on his greatness, but to place that greatness in its proper context.

Since Muhammad Ali passed away last week, I’ve been grateful for how many people have come forward not only to reflect on his greatness, but to place that greatness in its proper context.

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The young adult heroine you never knew was a real woman

Growing up, I always picked books about strong women for my book reports. I devoured stories about Queen Elizabeth, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Nancy Drew, but can’t remember any young adult books on my school reading lists that were about women of color – except one.

Growing up, I always picked books about strong women for my book reports. I devoured stories about Queen Elizabeth, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Nancy Drew, but can’t remember any young adult books on my school reading lists ...

Some of Johann Sebastian Bach’s greatest works may have actually been written by his wife

According to a new documentary about to premiere in London, some of the most famous works by the “father of all harmony,” Johann Sebastian Bach, might have actually been composed by his wife, Anna Magdalena. 

According to a new documentary about to premiere in London, some of the most famous works by the “father of all harmony,” Johann Sebastian Bach, might have actually been composed by his wife, Anna Magdalena. 

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