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Re: NY Times ARticle - Free AA's

Hello and thanks:

I posted the same to the Afrigeneas mailing list. But for some reason it would not accept the afrigeneas address. I couldn't post the entire article without obtaining a copyright ok.

The story in the Times is:

Amazing!

"Mr. Heinegg's research offers evidence that most free
African-American and biracial families resulted not from a
master and his slave, like Thomas Jefferson and Sally
Hemings, but from a white woman and an African man: slave,
freed slave or indentured servant."

It certainly shoots down the myth that the majority of early colonial mulattos were the result of forced unions between slave and master.

K Wyer Lane


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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