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Re: Name Origins

You may wish to search the Internet for discussions of the Blue Vein Societies. I found the following:

Black Life in the Era of Segregation: Accommodation and Resistance

THE WIFE OF HIS YOUTH by Charles W. Chesnutt
(Author Charles Chesnutt (himself a very light-skinned African American) discusses these groups in one of his novels)
Skin Games: Color and Skin Tone in the Black Community

Other sites discuss the existence of the Blue Vein Societies as told through books, plays etc. I found, however, no actual historical accounts of location, membership or other hard facts. I suspect scholarly work on the subject exists and would be glad to explore this further and report back.

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Re: Name Origins

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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