DetailsAnnette Gordon-Reed has written extensively about one of the earliest interracial relationships in America. Reed won the Pulitzer Prize for “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family” (2002). She is also the author of “Race on Trial: Law and Justice in American History.”

This Washington Post chat gives readers a glimpse into her research about President Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemmings, and the family they created.