Author Gayle Jessup White

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Authors & Their Journeys: An American Journey – A Legacy of Freedom and Slavery

Monticello, once the home of Thomas Jefferson and 400 enslaved men, women and children, is a testament to America’s legacy of freedom and slavery. Join us as Gayle Jessup White, a descendant of Jefferson and two of the families he enslaved discusses her journey tracing her family’s oral tradition connecting her to Jefferson. A book about her life-long journey will be published by HarperCollins in the fall of 2021. White is also Monticello’s first public relations and community engagement officer, a role which she took after spending decades tracing her family’s oral tradition and Jefferson connection. 

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This event is sponsored by the Hastings Branch Library Associates. 


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Event Type(s): Featured Event, Online Event, Author Events, Education/Development
Age Group(s): Adults 18+

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