A new book, out today, questions the now conventional wisdom that Thomas Jefferson fathered illegitimate children through his slave Sally Hemings. The board responsible for its publication includes such notables as Harvey Mansfield, Charles Kesler, James Ceaser, Paul Rahe, and Forrest McDonald and is chaired by UVA law professor Robert Turner. Here's the amazon link. The accusation should not have moderated devotion to Jefferson for his extraordinary achievements, though it could not have had any but that effect. This book should help us readjust our vision of the man. Jefferson celebrated enlightenment; let us follow in his footsteps on this accusation as well.