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.
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. "Imitation of Life" wow!
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.
'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.