She The People: John Punch


Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 07/30/2012

Obama descended from slave ancestor, researchers say

The genealogy Web site Ancestry.com says that Stanley Ann Dunham, Obama’s mother, is descended  from a historically significant Virginia  slave named John Punch.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  05:57 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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