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African American x Cherokee ~Many freed and escaped slaves went west where there was true freedom and were adopted by tribes taking Native American wives.

My grandmother's grandfather was full-blood Cherokee. African American x Cherokee ~Many freed and escaped slaves went west where there was true freedom and were adopted by tribes taking Native American wives.

Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862 Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was a child born into a royal West African dynasty. She was orphaned in 1848, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. She was around five years old. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence.

Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was born into a royal West African dynasty. Orphaned at a very young age, she later became Queen Victoria’s goddaughter and a celebrity for her extraordinary intelligence.

Ernest Fredric "Ernie" Morrison, Dec.20,1912 - Jul.24,1989. (Original "Our Gang" Kid). Cancer

Ernest Fredric "Ernie" Morrison (December 1912 – July was a child actor, comedian, and dancer who performed under the stage name "Sunshine Sammy." He was one of the original "Little Rascals" and the only black member of the East Side Kids.