Sally Hemings Black HistoryCostume

Sally Hemings Black History Costume

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Includes: A Floral Print Period Dress with Zipper Back, Long White Half Apron and Matching Floral Print Bonnet.

*Note: color shades/fabric patterns may vary on floral prints.

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Sally Hemings has gained significant attention for not only her life as a slave but her connection to Thomas Jefferson and his family’s ancestry. A figure of Black History and a part of the fabric of America’s history, Sally Hemings lived a life that’s still examined by historians and genealogy experts today. A mixed-race slave owned by Thomas Jefferson, Hemings gained fame and notoriety because of her children—it’s believed by many that each one of Hemings’ six children were fathered by Jefferson himself.

Sally Hemings was born into a life of slavery. The youngest of six siblings, Sally’s parents were widowed white planter John Wayles and Betty Hemings, a mixed-race woman enslaved by Wayles. The Wayles family was connected to the woman who would become Thomas Jefferson’s wife: Martha Wayles Skelton. While Sally Hemings was an infant, she was given to Martha as part of the young woman’s inheritance and brought to Jefferson’s residence at Monticello. As the years passed and Thomas and Martha Jefferson had their own children, Hemings accompanied and cared for these new members of the family. Hemings traveled to London and Paris with Mary, the Jefferson’s youngest daughter.

By 1787, Thomas Jefferson was living in Paris as the United States Minister to France. It’s during that time period that historians believe Sally Hemings and Jefferson began their relationship, which continued long after the two returned to Monticello. Although Hemings and Jefferson had six children together, the former president never freed Hemings, keeping her as his slave until his death. Jefferson did free all of their children who lived to adulthood: Beverly, Harriet, Madison, and Eston. Because Hemings herself was mixed race and Jefferson was a white male, the Hemings-Jefferson children were able to identify and pass as white members of society. Sally Hemings was unable to join her children until the last nine years of her life—once freed by Jefferson’s death, she lived with her young sons in Virginia until she herself passed away.

An exclusive piece in our Heritage Costumes Black History collection of quality costume clothing based on renowned figures celebrated in the annals of Black History, this children’s Sally Hemings costume is authentic to the 1700s and the attire worn by the former slave of Thomas Jefferson during the 18th century. You’ll look just like Hemings herself when you don this historically accurate costume set. Included is a long, early period dress with a zipper back, a contrasting long white half apron, and a matching bonnet.

This high-quality Sally Hemings costume can be used for historical school events, play, or simply a day of donning the clothing worn by figures of Black History during the 18th century and America’s colonial years. Made with pride and care right in the United States, this kids’ Sally Hemings Black History costume is built to last.

*Note: color shades/fabric patterns may vary on floral prints.

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Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. Capture this moment in time with our line of Heritage Costumes.

*Note: color shades/fabric patterns may vary on floral prints.

Fabric Content:
Self: 65% Polyester 35% Cotton
Accessories: 65% Polyester 35% Cotton

Cleaning Instructions:
* Most items made from polyester/cotton blend treat as polyester.
* Most items are made from polyester can be machine washed and dried.
* Use warm water and add a fabric softener to the final rinse cycle.
* Machine dry at low temperature setting and remove articles as soon as the tumbling cycle is complete.
* If ironing is needed, use a moderately warm iron.
* Most items made from polyester can be dry-cleaned.

To remove stains:
* Soak and then wash with soap and warm water using a mild liquid detergent.
* Remove tough stains by spraying with a mild stain remover. It will have a better chance of removing stains other than food and dirt.
* Tumble dry on low heat.

*Note: color shades/fabric patterns may vary on floral prints.

Children’s clothing for both Boy's And Girls is the same size. The size is based on either the child’s weight and length in pounds and inches or on specific measurements (chest, waist, and hip).