There are only two know descriptions of Sally Hemings.
The slave Isaac Jefferson remembered that she was "mighty near white. . . very handsome, long straight hair down her back," and Thomas Jefferson Randolph described her as "light colored and decidedly good looking." The women above, Jemima Charm(Nukes) Minor, her daughter, Alta Elizabeth Minor and granddaughter, Anabel (Minor) Armstrong; The descriptions ring as true as the red hair on Jefferson's head.. ... show more