Cleo Kocol

Cleo Kocol (Humanist Heroine, 1988) recently wrote and premiered a play, “My Thomas Jefferson” (in which she plays Jefferson’s wife, their daughter, and his slave daughter) to much acclaim. Her memoir, The Last Aloha, had its genesis when her husband took his own life rather than subject her to his rapidly declining dementia.

Posts by Cleo Kocol

Shoring Up

Morning light filters dimly through dense fog, spreads past beachcombers who fail to see the roiling waters. Barely outlining headlands, a sunbeam holds on... Read More

Jefferson’s Women

Thomas Jefferson was a private man who kept his personal life to himself, and yet today 18,000 of his letters exist in the public... Read More

Hidden from History

Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.... Read More