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Michelle Obama is descendant of Carolina slave plantation

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King Taharqa    322

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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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ladypanther    4,943

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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Jase    12,328

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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frash.exe    10,817

Well my family was over in the boot in the 1800s so yea I've got nothing to do with plantations.

....maybe a Cosa Nostra connection here and there, but that's as far as it goes.

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Scrumtrilescent    3,263

My mom's side owned plantations in both the upstate and in the low country. Interesting history from their side, she still has that Charleston accent when she gets mad. It's kind of charming if I wasn't scared shitless.

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dimbee    82

On my mom's side, my family owned a plantation and had slaves. I don't take any pride in that fact, but I do take pride in my family's Southern history

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