Friday, July 17, 2009

Michelle Obama's slave roots.

It has always been said that the easiest way to get your tree researched is run for politics or in this case, be married to the politician.

Another plus about having Michelle Obama as 1st Lady is the light this shines on slavery. Sure, slavery hasn’t been talked about over time. Black History is the focus in February. But, I think with Michelle being a descendent from slaves, the issue of slavery (life, discrimination, family separation) will be looked at more closely in the media.

Nothing upsets me more than slavery. To think, that the ties of my family is lost because they were treated less than human. They had no personal rights, nor rights to maintain their culture. When I really think about it, it makes me want to cry. My ancestors had to go thru hell to take care of their family. To wonder if I can even find my true ancestors; knowing that many were separated and sold. African-Americans have such a hard time connecting to their past. I just hope that this opens up more records for us to get further in our history.

1 comment:

  1. I hit the slavery era first on my maternal granddad's side and I have to admit that for the longest time I just couldn't look at the slave schedules. Everytime I did I just broke down and started balling.


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