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Michelle Obama is descendant of Carolina slave plantation

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GEORGETOWN, S.C.—Tiny wooden cabins line the dirt road once known as Slave Street as it winds its way through Friendfield Plantation.

More than 200 slaves lived in the whitewashed shacks in the early 1800s, and some of their descendants remained here for more than a century after the Civil War. The last tenants abandoned the hovels about three decades ago, and even they would have struggled to imagine a distant daughter of the plantation one day calling the White House home.

But a historical line can be drawn from these Low Country cabins to Michelle Obama, charting an American family's improbable journey through slavery, segregation, the civil rights movement and a historic presidential election.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-obama-slavery-01-dec01,0,485324.story

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I'm the descendant of someone who fought during the American Revolution and my family never kept slaves.

Do I get a cookie?

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<--- descended from the largest slave owners in north carolina

white guilt :(

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Who gives a rats ass.

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I think our history is fascinating. Hard to imagine how 1 human could think they had the right to own another. But, there are a lot of things about humans I don't understand.

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I think our history is fascinating. Hard to imagine how 1 human could think they had the right to own another. But, there are a lot of things about humans I don't understand.

Slavery has existed for millenia... and still exists today.

Humans are a funny creature.

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Wow! what a surprise....:Yawn:

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I would be that more than half of the people on this board are descendants of slaves at some point in their past.

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I would say it's pushing 100%...

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not me descended from european and american aristocracy suck it

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Some pretty bad ass reperations I'd say.

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That explains alot...about Fiz that its...

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