Archaeologists find room where Thomas Jefferson kept the slave who bore him 6 children



Jefferson (1743-1826) as one of the signatories to the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, and is revered as a great statesman. Most historians and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation believe the story to be true. Sally Hemings was largely written out of Jefferson’s story and the room was turned into a lavatory for tourists visiting his Monticello manson in 1941. Read more…