The picture of Brent Staples posted on The Times's Web site shows a bearded man who is black to the naked eye. But what seems clear to the naked eye is rarely the full story when it comes to race. My great-great-grandfathers on both sides were white. The one on my paternal side was a Virginia slave owner who fathered children with a woman he owned. The white progenitor on my mother's side was a post-Civil War Virginian who scandalized his white family by taking a mistress who was part black and part Cherokee. This relationship produced my great-grandmother, a tall, striking woman with dark hair so long she had to move it aside to sit down. Indians held slaves and produced children with them, just as whites did. After emancipation, when blacks and Native Americans were both pariah groups, the two often lived in the same areas and married into each other's families. The Indian tribes that were evicted from their lands in the East and resettled in what is now Oklahoma typically included black people, most of them slaves.
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Ancient Man and His First Civilizations
Something to ponder as you read these pages: We know of no source which insists Native Americans were exclusively the Mongol mulatto we know so well, like Geronimo and the like, except American Television and Movies. Yet we see supposedly serious people, even some with a scholastic background, "Blow-off" these truths, to cling to the Hollywood fantasy of Tonto. That is where the term "Albino in Denial" comes in. It is not easy to see the lies which formed your reality, crumble before your eyes. Even some Negroes have the problem too, their reality has been shaped by the lies the Albinos taught them, so they too find it hard to grapple with the truth. May they all, one day find the strength to accept the truth. Article 7 1.
The historian John Hope Franklin is black to the naked eye. A boulevard named in his honor runs through Greenwood, the black section of Tulsa, Okla. The Franklins are not just black, however, but also Native American. Milley Franklin, Mr. Franklin's grandmother, was one-quarter Choctaw and was raised as Choctaw, attending Indian schools. Her children -- including John Hope Franklin's father, the lawyer B.
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