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Obama related to first slave? hmmm...

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posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 08:15 AM
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I don't know if this is a PR stunt lol, or is it truly possible: I'm going with maybe.


news.yahoo.com...
President Obama related to country’s first enslaved man



A study from Ancestry.com has determined that President Obama is related to John Punch, the first black African enslaved for life in America--which would make Punch the 11th great-grandfather of Obama.

The connection is made through Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunhan. The website's records say she had ancestors who were white landowners in Colonial Virginia who descended from an African man, Punch.

According to the site's press release, Punch tried to escape indentured servitude in colonial Virginia in 1640 and was punished by becoming enslaved for life. The records show that Punch had children with a white woman, and her status as free was passed on to her offspring. Punch's descendents became successful landowners in the slave-owning state of Virginia.


Could they really have documented the very first African enslaved for life in America? Something about that seems subjective as hell...

Isn't Obama's mother a white lady? Ok.. ok, let me get this right... Obama's white mother is related to the first black man, who was a slave for life by a white man... you can't write this stuff.. nobody could come up with this.

Has to be true!




posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 09:07 AM
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And Romeny is related to the 1st slave owner will be the headline tomorrow. This is just lame.



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 09:20 AM
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I'm pretty sure if you go with it you can find that everyone is related to everyone else in one way or another.
I hope they trace my ancestry back a couple hundred years maybe I'm part of a Spanish royal family.



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 11:42 AM
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I was under the impression Obama was born in hawaii. RIIIIIGHT?






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