This presentation was made at the University of Virginia in a forum "Cracking the Fable," sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society. The speaker is Attorney-At-Law William G. Hyland, Professor of Law, Stetson College of Law and the author of "In Defense of Thomas Jefferson: The Sally Hemings Sex Scandal." The belief that Thomas Jefferson had an affair and fathered a child (or children) with Sally Hemings- and that such an allegation was proven by DNA testing- has become so pervasive in American popular culture that it is not only widely accepted but taught to students as historical fact. In this startling and revelatory argument, William G.
Hyland lays out the evidence which shows that Jefferson is entirely innocent.