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But what now? What happens the figurative Day One of the new official narrative? What happens in the ivory towers after the "we shoulda knowns," the "aw, shuckses," and the mea culpas? What happens when the historical community is forced back to page one? What happens is similar to a popular new dance craze -- call it “The Historians' Scramble.” Most everyone was doing it. Some to a Jefferson beat, some with a Hemings partner, and some on the hard wall of the color barrier itself. What a difference a day makes. Shake, rattle, and roll. Witness history deconstructing and re-constructing.