mardi 22 novembre 2011

United States: Michelle Obama's ancestor was worth 475 dollars.

The exclusive survey published by the New York Times, October 8, 2009, found the ancestors of the wife of U.S. President, Michelle Obama, LaVaughn Robinson was born in five generations on the paternal side and six on the maternal side.
         The newspaper uses a genealogist, Megan Smolenyak, author of two books: "Find Your Roots with DNA", and "How to find your immigrant ancestors."
         Melvinia Shields McGruder, the great-great-great-grandmother of Michelle Obama, born in 1844 and died in 1938 at the age of 95 years was a slave from Africa, estimated at $ 475 in the will of his owner, in 1850.
         A 15 or 16, Melvinia gave birth to a boy in Georgia mulatto "slightly colored",
named Dolphus T. Shields, from a voluntary union with or imposed with his boss or one of his son.
         Michelle Obama's mother, born Marian Shields, is the great-granddaughter of Melvinia.
         In 1920, Robert, son of Dolphus moved to Chicago, long before President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) repeals the ban on blacks to work in industries "sensitive".
         A decision which, in the 1940s, pushed them to pour heavily segregated South to the big industrial cities of the North, Chicago, Detroit, etc..
         Father's side, black families Robinson (class of father) and Johnson (mother) are freed slaves.
         The great-great-grandfather, Fraser Robinson (1884-1936), who held canteen in Georgetown, South Carolina, married in 1911 or 1912 with Rosa Ella Cohen.
         The grandfather, Fraser Robinson Junior. (1912-1996) settled permanently in Chicago.
         In his speech on March 18, 2008, the 44th President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, Barack Obama said: "I am married to a black American who carries within her the blood of slave owners and blood slave-a legacy we pass on to our two daughters adored. "

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