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Re: Inquiry on the Color Line
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I find your post very interesting. I'm a writer & found out about 10 or so years ago that my family is of mixed race background, "created," if you will, in much the same fashion as you discuss in your note. They come from a long line of mulattos, from way-back-when, in the Opelousas area of Louisiana. Yet my great-grandmother lived as a white woman & no one after her, including probably her daughter, ever knew there was a mix in the family background. I discovered it while searching for hard-to-find info @ the National Archives in DC.
I invite you to visit the following link:
Titled "The White House," I wrote it for the Baton Rouge Advocate in April of 2000 for its Sunday Magazine cover story. It tells of how I discovered my family's history, secrets, & my determination to no longer keep secrets.
I'd love to have further discussion with you about this, if you're interested. Feel free to contact me.
Blessings -- Linda Alexander
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