Great Grandfather was a white slave.

Robert L. Ricklefs
Kansas City, MO

This may be a surprise to some Americans of color!

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4 Responses to "Great Grandfather was a white slave."
  1. Bmoney says:

    Please Explain. I am curious about what you mean by that.

  2. Cierra says:

    Whaaaaaaaaaaatttttt????????????? Tell us more!

  3. Victoria says:

    Like a real physical slave or like a mental slave to the ideologies of the time period.

  4. S Golden says:

    With the “one drop” rule there were many blond haired, blue-eyed slaves. It didn’t matter what color you were, if your mother was a slave, you were as well. Not many photographs survive from that time period, so many people don’t know this. I think that most people just assume that slavery is synonymous with black.

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