Gayle Jessup White is the public relations and community engagement officer at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s legendary estate. A former award-winning television reporter and anchor, Jessup White started her career at The New York Times. She has written and spoken extensively about her work at Monticello. She is a direct Jefferson descendant and is also related to two well-documented families enslaved at Monticello—the Hemingses and the Hubbards. She lives in Virginia. "Reclamation" is her latest work.