Neither the president nor the people claiming to “protect” shrines to the Confederacy are as close to this lineage as Lucien K. Truscott IV is. Yet his New York Times op-ed column was headlined, I’m a Direct Descendant of Thomas Jefferson. Take Down His Memorial. Lucien will join Welton to discuss his perspective as the great-great-great-great-grandson of Jefferson himself, and talk about the relationships he’s forged with his cousins – the descendants of Jefferson and Sally Hemings.

 

Hear the full July 11, 2020 State of Belief Radio program here.

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