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I’m A Descendant of Thomas Jefferson & Sally Hemings


The Mecklenburg Chapter invites you to attend our November 11, 2021, dinner meeting to meet and listen to the moving, emotional and fact-filled story of one of the most important people in modern history, Gayle Jessup White.
Gayle is a descendant of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings.
Gayle Jessup White in Charlotte on November 11, 2021 speaking at the Mecklenburg Sons of the American Revolution.
Currently Gayle is the Public Relations and Community Engagement Officer of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation that owns and operates Monticello.
She is a descendant of Thomas Jefferson and the first African American to be employed at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.
Gayle is a former award-winning TV reporter and anchor, a journalist with The New York Times, and a show host and producer at her undergraduate alma mater, Howard University.
Her first book, “Reclamation: Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson, and a Descendant’s Search for her Family’s Lasting Legacy,” will be released on November 16, 2021, by HarperCollins.
Doors open at 6:00pm for a Cash Bar & Socializing.
Dinner & Introductions begin at 6:30pm.
Program begins at 7:15pm.
For more information about the event, please contact Tom Phlegar at [email protected].


Nov 11 2021


Doors open with social mixer and cash bar at 6:00pm, Dinner begins at 6:30pm and Event begins at 7:15pm.
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 11 2021
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Hilton Charlotte Executive Park Hotel
5624 Westpark Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217


Mecklenburg Chapter SAR
[email protected]

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