Sally Hemings: An American Scandal: the Struggle to Tell the Controversial True Story

 
9780756790905: Sally Hemings: An American Scandal: the Struggle to Tell the Controversial True Story

Written by the screenwriter/exec. prod. of one of the most highly rated miniseries in history, here's the story behind the controversial miniseries ''Sally Hemings: An American Scandal.'' Was she a mistress or a victim? Decide for yourself & get the behind-the-scenes story of all the drama that was caused by this groundbreaking miniseries. Hemings was rumored to have been the slave mistress of Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd Pres. of the U.S. Here Andrews chronicles the extensive research conducted, incl. the shocking DNA discovery that Jefferson fathered a child with Hemings, & all that went into producing this touchy tale. Also includes the full screenplay for the miniseries. Photos. Winner, NAACP Image Award for Outstand. Achiev. in Literary Nonfiction.

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Tina Andrews is an award-winning writer, producer, director and visual artist who won the Writers Guild of America award and an NAACP Image award for her CBS miniseries "Sally Hemings An American Scandal." Her nonfiction book on the making of the miniseries won her the NAACP Image award for "Outstanding Achievement in Literary Nonfiction." She also wrote the screenplay for the Warner Brothers film "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?," the CBS miniseries "Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis," and "Coretta Scott King." She contributed an essay to The First Time I Got Paid for It: Writers' Tales From the Hollywood Trenches, and her plays "The Mistress of Monticello" and "Buckingham" have been performed across the country. Miss Andrews lives in New York City.

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