Evelia Jones is a direct descendant of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson. Before retiring, she was a teacher in Los Angeles public schools for 34 years. Jones wrote this piece with Harvey Wasserman, a historian whose forthcoming book, “Life & Death Spiral of U.S. History,” will be published in April.

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06 January 2019

It is now widely understood that my ancestor Sally Hemings, an enslaved black woman, was the intimate companion of Thomas Jefferson for nearly four decades...