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Re: Who were Free People of Color?
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Thank you for your response (which nudged me), as did other's, and K for getting us started.
This is going to be an exciting forum I think - and an important contribution to the Afrigeneas site.
We are going to address some rather touchy issues, but it's time a lot of them were aired.
My godmother's son Toby Coles, who died not too long ago in California, was an anthropologist and taught history. He touched off quite a storm among his students when he presented information about an AA ancestor who was a slaveholder.
Your point about AA's who were never slaves is also important - we have to move away from generalities, and begin to look more deeply at the complex history we are all a part of.
I wish you could see the stack of books on my bed - my poor husband is going to have to move downstairs (grin). This forum is really going to send me back to school :)
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