Shannon Lanier - the direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the USA

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Drew Gardner

"This is a recreation of the 1800 portrait of Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale with Shannon Lanier. 

Shannon is a descendent of Jefferson and his young slave Sally Hemings, one of about one hundred slaves Jefferson owned at Monticello. The portrait illustrates that history is more diverse and complex than many realise. People of colour are often not represented for their role in history and the price they paid."

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