AfriGeneas Genealogy and History Forum Archive 2
Surname "Dickerson" and whites who "pass"
My research supports the fact that if 5-10 million Black Americans had migrated to white census status by 1920,they have 15 million descendants today. That figure is consistent with a geneticist's estimate that 23% of white Americans have some degree of Black lineage on these shores.
Look at this:
Could the Dickerson Winn Foundation have been involved in genealogical cover-up for
- PHOEBE DICKERSON -- I couldn't believe it. I swear I didn't know this before I started
More Dickersons: J. Edgar Hoover had a great-great grandmother with the last name of Dickerson. His father's first name was Dickerson. His brother's first name was Dickerson. And George Ott, genealogist, worked for a Dickerson foundation. One in 10,000 Americans are Dickersons. Coincidence?
- A SUPREME COURT JUSTICE? I decided to take a look at other positions of power in Washington D.C. How about the Supreme Court? I found a web page with pictures of everySupreme Court Justice since the country began. [pictures of Supreme Court Justices] Istarted around the 1860s and worked forward. I wasn't paying attention to dates, just clicked each picture and wrote down the ones that looked like they coulda beena brotha. I found two: Morrison Waite and Harold H. Burton. Harold Burton was a contemporary of J. Edgar Hoover, so I checked him out.
- HEY CUZ ... So I ran a search on Harold Burton. This page popped up, and caught my eye right away: Rise to Power -- it says, among other things: "According to Harold Hitz Burton, a cousin of [J. Edgar] Hoover's -- who eventually became a Supreme Court justice -- Edgar's uncle, William Hitz, offered to help Edgar get a draft exempt position in the Justice Department." Well, the plot thickens. I also found that Harold H. Burton and J. Edgar
Both Hoover and Burton make a big deal out of their "Swiss" ancestry in their bios, both say it is on their mother's side. But in the family photo, Hoover's mother looks distinctly mulatto. It reminded me that I met a woman at the National Archives while I was researching this. She looked as snowy white as can be. She said her family had always heard their ancestor came from Europe, but she just couldn't track it down. Finally she did -- the ancestor was a black slave, not a European!
Behind the scenes on the Millie McGhee book
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