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Sally Hemings is our Mixed Chick of the Day! She was a mixed race slave who belonged to President Thomas Jefferson. She gave birth to six children with Jefferson and got the chance to see her children live as free people before her death. #mixedchickshistorymonth #sallyhemings

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Frederick Madison Roberts (1879-1952) Descendant of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, first African American member of the California legislature.

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Grave Marker- Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president (1801-09). His original tombstone, now a cenotaph, is located on the campus in the University of Missouri's Quadrangle. A life mask of Jefferson was created by John Henri Isaac Browere in the 1820s.

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Thomas Jefferson's recipe for vanilla ice cream, written in his own hand, ca. 1780s. It may be the first recipe for ice cream recorded in America (Jefferson most likely got it from a French source). Here is a transcription of the recipe if you're feeling bold enough to try it at home: http://www.loa.org/images/pdf/Jefferson_ice_cream.pdf

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