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Appalachian people who boasted of Portuguese ancestry to avoid slavery were actually African descendants

Ancient Appalachian people boasted of having Portuguese ancestry to avoid slavery. Genetic evidence shows that the families historically called Melungeons are the offspring of sub-Saharan African men and white women of northern or central European origin.

A dark area rising on the Titanic A descendant of the only black family on the Titanic said she is determined to keep the memory of her ancestors alive, giving them their rightful place in history.

Titanic Anniversary Sheds Light On Passengers Of Color: Who Were They?

A dark area rising on the Titanic. A descendant of the only black family on the Titanic said she is determined to keep the memory of her ancestors alive. giving them their rightful place in history.GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Fredi Washington refused to "pass" for white, at Hollywood's suggestion, and was therefore typecast as mixed race and never allowed a flourishing career. Her stance, however, made her an advocate among African Americans.

Fredi Washington refused to "pass" for white, at Hollywood's suggestion, and was therefore typecast as mixed race and never allowed a flourishing career. Her stance, however, made her an advocate among African Americans. "Imitation of Life" wow!

Cultivators Four Historical women noted as Cultivators, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Angela Davis, Assata Shakur...How Much do you know about these Women figures.?

Black History T-shirts, African American T-shirts. Wanted! Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History.

Black Women In History | 23 Amazing Black History Tumblrs

23 Amazing Black History Tumblrs

Claudette Colvin (born September is a pioneer of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. On March she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the more publicized Rosa Parks incident by nine months.

PASSING FOR WHITE??? | 1950s  Dr. Albert Johnston passed in order to practice medicine. After living as leading citizens in Keene, N.H., the Johnstons revealed their true racial identity, and became national news.   From the time of slavery, some light-skinned African-Americans escaped racism by passing as white. The new book, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, explores what they lost.

'A Chosen Exile': Black People Passing In White America - Dr. Albert Johnston passed in order to practice medicine. After living as leading citizens in Keene, N., the Johnstons revealed their true racial identity, and became national news.

You thought that only "white" people lived in Appalachia? So did I! But think again we were both wrong!

The Melungeons Black-White People Who Live In Appalachia, What!

Very interesting story. The origins of a group of dark-skinned Appalachian residents once known derisively as the Melungeons has been determined based on genetic testing.

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