Saturday, October 10, 2009

Genealogy and America: the roots of Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama

Michelle Obama
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Of Michelle Obama and the NY Times research, “She is representative of how we have evolved and who we are,” said Edward Ball, a historian who discovered that he had black relatives, the descendants of his white slave-owning ancestors, when he researched his memoir, “Slaves in the Family.”

“We are not separate tribes of Latinos and whites and blacks in America,” Mr. Ball said. “We’ve all mingled, and we have done so for generations.”

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