White House History Live: Reclamation with Gayle Jessup White
Join us in learning more about White House History right from your own home. Our Facebook Live series, White House History Live, delves into the history of the Executive Mansion as well as the stories of the people who lived and worked there.
Gayle Jessup White had long heard the stories passed down from her father’s family, that they were direct descendants of Thomas Jefferson—lore she firmly believed, though others did not. For four decades, she researched familial connections to Jefferson, ultimately learning that she was not only a descendant of Jefferson on his father’s side but also the great-great-great-granddaughter of Peter Hemings, Sally Hemings’ brother. White, Monticello’s first public relations and community engagement officer, will join us to discuss her book Reclamation, which chronicles her remarkable journey to understand and reclaim her heritage as a Jefferson descendant.
This event will be live streamed on the White House Historical Association's Facebook and YouTube pages starting at 5:30 pm ET on January 10.