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Re: "Free White Mulattoes" in 1860

Let me add this much concerning this subject. My father who name was Columbus Wesley Dean, born in Marshall County about 1907, use to tell me that there were Deans living in and around Holly Springs that were passing as white people and were known to have had African ancestry, but the black Deans would never openly recognize them as cousins in fear that those who were passing would be either severely punished or killed.

Now how old was this family secret is unknown.

African ancestry amongst Whites is still a touchy subject no matter how far we think we have come. The enslaved Black people living amongst the "supposed" white Deans may have known ancestral secrets that were possibly kept for generations.

The early miscegenation and creolized beginnings of New World Whites were not only secretly happening in colonial Latin America, but is also the secret history of North America as well.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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