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Why No One Should Be Calling Sally Hemings Thomas Jefferson's Mistress

This terminology implies a level of consent never given

Allison Wiltz
8 min readNov 30, 2023

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AI-generated portrait of 14-year-old Sally Hemings near Monticello | Created by the author using Canvia

From a Black American perspective, this country has a duplicitous nature, like Thalia and Melpomene, the Greek comedy and tragedy mask. How else can you explain that Thomas Jefferson, our country's third president…

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Allison Wiltz

Womanist Scholar bylines @ Momentum, Oprah Daily, ZORA, GEN, EIC of Cultured #WEOC Founder allisonthedailywriter.com https://ko-fi.com/allyfromnola