Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize winner and authority on Thomas Jefferson’s relationship with Sally Hemings, discusses her recent book, The Hemingses of Monticello, which won a National Book Award in 2008. This epic work tells the story of the Hemingses and their close blood ties to our third president. Gordon-Reed traces the Hemings family from its origins in Virginia in the 1700s to its dispersal after Jefferson's death in 1826. The story unfolds against the backdrop of Revolutionary America, Paris on the eve of its revolution in 1789, Philadelphia in the 1790s, and plantation life at Monticello. Gordon-Reed is a professor of law at New York Law School and a professor of history at Rutgers University. Recorded October 23, 2009. 37 minutes.